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Professional Practice in Education MEd

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Professional Practice in Education, MEd programme is ideal for educational practitioners. Currently employed in either Higher or Further Education, the Skills Sector and broader educational settings.

Due to the practice-based nature of the MEd, you must be a practising teacher/educator to undertake modules on this programme. You'll also have the option to exit with a PGDip after two years or one year if you have sufficient accreditation to prior learning (APL) credits.

Our aim is to support your professional development as a reflective researcher, within a collaborative research community. This programme is all about critically engaging with your professional practice.

The course is designed as a progression pathway for teachers, trainers and tutors within various sectors of education. Who wish to continue study at postgraduate level. And would like the opportunity to achieve a Master’s in Education through a part-time route.

It also acts as a progression route for our well-established teaching partnership. Which offers PGCE and Cert Ed awards in post-compulsory education, and for others working in the Further Education sector. It is also a progression route for the PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Why study with us

You'll also have the option to exit with a PGDip after two years or one year if you have sufficient accreditation to prior learning (APL) credits.

This is a work-based part-time award. You’ll study part-time while working within an educational setting.

Learn from experienced staff with research or practice in Further or Higher Education. In the areas of teaching and learning, professional development or education.

Future careers

This programme is ideal for professionals seeking job opportunities in sectors requiring a broad range of education-focused knowledge and analytic skill. Others may choose to seek careers in education leadership and practice, inclusion and social justice, and school improvement.


On this module you'll be given the skills and knowledge needed for an educational investigation. You'll apply the ethical and practical considerations to explore the possibilities for your own project.
EH4112:Triple Project - Core
EH4111:Double Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£867 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Participants on the in-house programme will normally be employed by the University of Central Lancashire or in an associated Higher Education Institution or college of Further Education; Applicants will have demonstrated ability to cope with Master’s level study either through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning or previous qualifications; Access to the programme will be open to new participants with previous appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificates from other institutions but degree and extent of Accreditation of Prior Learning or credits will be agreed on an individual case by case basis; Applicants without a postgraduate certificate should have recommendation from line manager and either a first degree with related work experience or Successful experience of level 3 final year study in last 5 years including related work experience.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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