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Master of Education MEd, PGDip, PGCert

Master of Education MEd, PGDip, PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you are a qualified teacher or educational professional looking to develop your teaching practice and the skills to support career progression. This degree will enable you to: enhance your opportunities for career progression and make a difference with a deeper understanding of effective pedagogy; critically examine your pedagogic practice and expertise in teaching; choose an option module of interest or to advance a specialism; and develop your ability to design and carry out small-scale research projects.

The taught modules will be assessed by 5,000-word assignments, some of which will be in two parts (for example: a research journal and a research paper; a reflective practice report and a supporting portfolio of evidence; an oral presentation and a research dissertation). Your dissertation will consist of a research diary and a small-scale professional enquiry.

The MEd should provide qualified teachers and other education professionals with further opportunities for career enhancement either in their existing workplace or beyond. Many of our former Masters students in the School of Education have also progressed to doctoral work on completion of their degree. Opportunities for PhD research will be discussed with you during the final year of your course. You will also achieve PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



In this module you will develop your understanding of reflective practice through discussion, evaluation and critical analysis of your practice, theoretical readings and a range of approaches to pedagogy including culturally responsive teaching, learner-centredness and knowledge-based approaches to teaching. You will write a reflective account of an aspect of your practice which draws on selected evidence in a practice portfolio and includes a review of the relevant literature. This module is a compulsory module and is solely for all those without Masters credits who want to begin the programme.

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need an honours degree (minimum 2:2 classification) plus teaching qualification (this would normally be the PGCE with 60 credits, taken within the past five years). All graduate teachers with a minimum of a 2:2 will be eligible. All students will be required to meet the standard language requirement with an A-C GCSE grade/level 4 in English.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more