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Course summary

This is an MA Education for ambitious teachers, mentors and leaders working in professional contexts within Primary, Secondary and Further Education. We encourage you to be curious about what works in education and why, to be creative in your approach to researching as a practitioner, and to have high expectations about the impact your research might have in your classroom and more widely. Course overview Upon enrolment, the first half of the academic credit recognised towards our Master's in Professional Education will either be drawn from a recent UK PGCE with teaching practice or from our Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education Programme. All Masters pathways then share the same ‘taught’ MA course structure, although this is tailored towards your research interests and objectives. The step-by-step module process takes teachers through designing a research study, applying for ethical approval and conducting the study over an appropriate time-period. The final assessment is a dissertation which communicates the findings of the substantial research project in an appropriate academic form; preparing teachers to share the research more widely with other practitioner researchers, colleagues and the wider profession.


Core modules

  • Research in Professional Practice
  • Ethics Portfolio
  • Dissertation
Optional modules There are no optional modules for this course.

Assessment method

Research in Professional Practice Assessment by: A short evaluation of a research paper relevant to an area of education that interests you. A research proposal for a research study you plan to conduct in school Ethics Portfolio Assessment by: Submission of a full ethics application to carry out your research study including accompanying documents such as participant information forms. Dissertation Assessment by: A 20,000 word dissertation outlining your completed research study: including rationale, literature review, methodology and ethics, results and discussion of findings.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** You must hold a UK PGCE (completed in the last 5 years) and also a UK Bachelors degree with Honours at 2:ii or above, or equivalent level. If your PGCE was completed more than 5 years ago you may like to consider our PGCert Professional Education which provides a way to receive academic credit for your work-based learning. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

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Professional Education at University of Warwick - UCAS