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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

Course description

The MEd is designed for qualified teachers and other educational professionals working in a range of contexts and age phases. 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; Develop your ability to design and carry out small-scale research projects. The modules on offer will enable practitioners working in educational contexts to engage in pedagogically-focused study and research on a range of key cross-curricular topics that reflect and explore the issues and challenges that they face in their work across the 5-19 age range. These topics are: inclusive practices; mentoring, coaching and development of effective leadership skills; mental health and wellbeing. The course has been developed following consultation with University of Leicester Partnership schools and PGCE alumni.

Careers and employability

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



In this final module of the M. Ed programme you will conduct a professional enquiry to investigate a research focus of your choosing within an educational context. Your enquiry will build on the pilot study that you have previously conducted in the Practitioner Research Methods module. It will be written up as a 14 ? 15000 word dissertation. Your submission will be supported by extracts from a research diary which you will keep throughout the module. During seminar and tutorial sessions you will be supported to reflect on the development of your research skills, to structure your academic writing, to critique and synthesise your reading and to analyse your 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

This course is not available to students from outside the EU.

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

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