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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1225 per module

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
October

International course fees
GBP 12850 per year

All study options

About Professional Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University

The MA in Professional Studies is a specialised two year, part-time Masters course designed to support and challenge professionals from a range of formal and informal educational settings and contexts. It will engage you with a range of issues within the broad academic disciplines of education, early years and youth work relevant to your employment role to consider the impact of your professional practice in a wider social context.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesGBP 1225 per moduleInternational course feesGBP 12850 per year

Entry requirements

Students will typically need to have obtained or be predicted to obtain an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of lower second class honours (or equivalent).

MA in Professional Studies students will typically have substantial relevant and current experience of volunteering or working in a formal or informal educational setting. Students have a relevant workplace where they are employed or volunteering throughout the programme with support from their line manager or setting through the Workplace Agreement.

MA in Professional Studies students will have secured a relevant workplace setting in order to complete the required 360 hours in practice per academic year.

All prospective students are required to have an interview with the Programme Leader or a member of the academic team before commencing the course (this includes a telephone interview if required).

In line with the priority which it gives to promoting opportunities for lifelong learning and widening access to Higher Education, the University welcomes applications from prospective students who are seeking to gain exemption from some parts of an academic programme by gaining accreditation for prior learning. Such claims may be based either on a previous course of study or on experience gained in paid employment or voluntary activities. If a prospective student has recently completed or studied a particular module as part of a previous qualification they may apply for Accreditation for Prior Learning in line with the relevant Code of Practice.

What students think about Bishop Grosseteste University

    Fubo

    Testimonial from Fubo, student at Bishop Grosseteste University

    "I first heard about BGU was when I searched for pictures online and I found this university - the photos are so beautiful. Education has always been what I wanted to do, ever since school. I researched a lot of information about the university, and I found out about BGU’s good reputation in education.

    The location is great. I live in Crosstrend house which is really near the town, and I can find the supermarket easily - I was excited to move over from China! The city is really beautiful. Especially up the top of the hill, the Cathedral is beautiful. You only see this kind of place in movies so it’s really good for me to see it in real life.

    All the staff and students are very nice and I love the placements offered through my course. I really enjoy getting to go into schools - it’s giving me a lot of useful experience. The students on my course are really nice - I can always ask them for help which is great as everything is still new for me! The atmosphere on campus is great, everyone is so friendly.

    If you want to study Education then this university is the best choice in my opinion!"

    Xian, PGCE student

    Testimonial from Xian, PGCE student, student at Bishop Grosseteste University

    "Lincoln is a nice place for students for two reasons – the environment and the local people. Even though Lincoln is small, it offers everything I need – I like that everything is in walking distance. In addition, the people here are friendly and helpful and they are always willing to talk to me or help me. As an international student here, I have never felt isolated or bored in Lincoln.

    I would definitely say that the staff make BGU different. Honestly, all the staff at BGU are amazing! They are not only professional but also very helpful and kind. The staff here are willing to do their best to help me. I remember once a teacher asked me the difference between BGU and the other university I went to in the past – I said ‘BGU is like a loving family’. As an international student, I could not ask for a better studying experience abroad. I am grateful studying at BGU, and the great memories that I have here will last for a lifetime."

    Moses Gunda Aza – MA in Education (TESOL)

    Testimonial from Moses Gunda Aza – MA in Education (TESOL), student at Bishop Grosseteste University

    The MA in Education with TESOL course is wonderful. Although I’ve been a language teacher for the past five years it has taught me skills and techniques I never even knew existed until now.

    I had a strong knowledge of linguistics but lacked the sufficient teaching skills to apply it to classrooms so when I was looking at options for where to study, the course at BGU really stood out. Seeing the course modules on offer and reading about BGU’s teaching background, I knew I belonged here.

    When I finish this course I want to go straight back into my role as a language teacher, only this time I want to be as effective and efficient as the course has taught me to be. The course has given me the knowledge and skills to really teach others and taken my abilities to a whole new level. Without exaggerating, I have accomplished much more at BGU than I ever could have expected.

    Before I arrived on Campus I had never actually been to England but BGU has been a home away from home and even though I’ve now been able to visit more places across the UK none have offered the same atmosphere as BGU.

    Acclimatising to life at BGU was really easy thanks to the overwhelming support I received from the university both in and outside of my classrooms. Course mates, faculty, the Library, CELT wherever I’ve been everyone has been wonderful. Everyone wants to be your friend at BGU and most of the time help is on offer before you have to ask for it. Several times now I’ve had people go out of their way to help me find my classrooms, even walking with me to them when they were heading in completely the opposite direction. It really surprised me how people from so many different backgrounds have come together at BGU to create a harmonious society, the community here is amazing.


    I would say to anyone thinking of coming to BGU that if they are looking for quality and a community that recognises all its members as equal and provides the best facilities and teaching for its students then this is the place for them. Nowhere else.

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