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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 - 5 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time, mixed-mode

Course starts
January, April, July, October

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About Advanced Educational Practice at University College London

This programme will:

  • focus professionally on a wide range of subjects within the field of education and related areas
  • allow you to study themed modules within the areas of reflective practice, leadership and management, inclusion and/or your own chosen theme
  • support previous professional development within your own setting
  • enable you to meet and share ideas with other educational professionals.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • study on a flexible basis at the IOE, offsite with a cohort of students from a cluster of schools, or at a distance
  • transfer credits from courses taken at other institutions, or from an IOE PGCE programme
  • build your own learner-centred programme using modules from a range of IOE programmes, which can meet your school's needs and/or respond to Ofsted action plans
  • work with a diverse learning community including graduate diploma students.
Who is this programme for?

Teachers, teaching assistants, educational administrators, lecturers, educational psychologists and other professionals working in education.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or a teaching qualification with appropriate practical experience. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to consider the graduate diploma route

Examples of core topics
  • Assessing colleagues' learning
  • Exploring the role of the tutor
  • Developing leaders
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Action research: contexts and issues
  • Widening leadership
  • Supporting learning
  • Nurture group practice.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, with portfolio or presentation options for some modules, and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Mixed mode, including face-to-face daytime, evening or weekend sessions and online learning.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • senior leaders, headteachers and principals
  • doctors, nurses and social workers supporting learning
  • support staff in schools and colleges
  • tutors and lecturers in further and higher education.
Recommended modules
  • Assessing Colleagues' Learning (M-level)
  • Developing Leaders (M-level)
  • Developing The Role Of The Higher Or Further Education Tutor (M-level)
  • Independent Study (M-level)
  • Reading Recovery In Primary Literacy Leadership (RRiPLLe)
  • Supporting Learners And Learning (M-level)
  • Teacher As Author - Curriculum Design And Development (M-level)
  • Teaching Children In Reading Recovery
  • The Action Researcher: Exploring Issues And Contexts (M-level)
  • Understanding The Theory & Practice Of Nurture Groups (M-level)
  • Widening Leadership (M-level)

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Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a good level of spoken and written English. Applicants whose first language is a language other than English may be required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency.This is normally measured as at IELTS Level 7 and above or equivalent. A good first degree or a teaching qualification with appropriate practical experience. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to consider the graduate diploma route

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