St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Our master's degree in Pedagogy is designed to enable teachers and other education professionals to develop research-informed practice.

Why study Education: Pedagogy?

This degree is designed for anyone involved in teaching and learning. There is a choice of modes of delivery to meet the needs of practitioners in all locations and phases of schooling: face-to-face, blended (combining elements of intensive face-to-face learning on study days with online learning) or an online programme. The programme offers teachers and other education professionals - including teaching assistants, mentors and librarians - a choice of pathways related to your practice at any stage of your career.

The programme supports learning and develops your ability to reflect critically on classroom practice. The focus throughout the degree is on developing pedagogical understanding as reflective practitioners. You'll gain a wider understanding of key issues in the field of education. You?ll also develop a critical understanding of research methodology as you plan and conduct a small-scale enquiry into an issue of your own choice. This will enable you to further your own understanding of your practice.

Why St Mary's?

Building on our long tradition of excellence in teacher education, we provide a flexible approach to this professional master?s degree. In addition to being delivered at the university and as a distance programme it is also taught at school-centres in partnership with individual schools and groups of schools, including Academy Trusts and Teaching Alliances, helping them to develop a research culture supported by continuing professional learning and has potential for high impact on school improvement. This offers the opportunity for busy professionals to study in small groups in their own contexts.

Assessment methods

A range of types of assessment are used, including reflective journals, case studies, portfolios, research proposals, academic papers, oral presentations and a final dissertation.

Career opportunities

This course offers teachers the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of evidence-based educational practice, placing them at the cutting edge of pedagogical development thus supporting career progression.

A high proportion of our students achieve internal or external promotion within two years.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-21.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a good honours degree (2:2). Students must be in professional practice in order to undertake a small-scale practitioner research inquiry.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a good honours degree (2:2). Students must be in professional practice in order to undertake a small-scale practitioner research inquiry. Students whose first Language is not English, they need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 6