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Education: Pedagogy MA, PGDip, PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Teaching / Training (General) Education Theory / Philosophy

Course type


Course Summary

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. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert. 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.

Different course options

Full time | St Mary's University, Twickenham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to develop students’ understanding of epistemological enquiry and facilitate their acquisition of a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to research. Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the underlying principles and concepts of planning and designing research studies, qualitative and quantitative research techniques, methods of data analysis, ethical considerations in research and skills in presenting research findings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.

University information

St Mary’s University is located in the leafy London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, just 30 minutes by train to central London and minutes from the banks of the river. Founded in 1850 on Catholic values, it has a well-established history in teaching theology, education and sport. St Mary’s offers a wide range of full time and part-time postgraduate courses that are internationally recognised. Ofsted rating the Primary and Secondary Teacher...more

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