University of East London

Course Introduction

The course is designed specifically for educational professionals who wish to engage critically with new developments in teaching, and develop practice in their work context with academic and practical rigour; through engagement in critical, analytical and reflective processes, students are able to: develop their understanding of current thinking in relation to research and professional policy and practice; develop their ability to analyse, critique and develop their own and others' practice; develop intellectual, organisational, personal, communication and professional skills; design and use research to contribute to improving practice in the context of their own role.

Course Modules

Modules include: Research methodologies in education and professional practice; dissertation; assessment for learning; culture and diversity; curriculum planning and development; improving practice through action research; inter'professional agency; leading learning; leading, planning and assessing award bearing CPD; making sense of professional learning and its relationship to pupil learning; mentoring and coaching; pedagogy and learning; practice based enquiry; professional development in the NQT year; vision and values: building a learning community; critical incidents in teaching; learning and play.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA £1,090 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £2,080 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in a relevant subject. English language requirements: Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, speaking, reading and listening (or recognised equivalent).