Kingston University

Kingston University

Professional Studies in Education

This programme is designed for graduate educational practitioners, in the early stages of their career and/or working towards middle and senior leadership roles. It is ideal if you would like to develop your career and extend your skills, knowledge and expertise through further work-based practice and academic study. This programme enables you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning and to reflect on and improve existing practice. You will explore a range of theoretical perspectives, subjecting these to critical scrutiny, drawing where appropriate on practical knowledge and experience.

Entry requirements

Graduates; or candidates with other relevant qualifications; or at least 1 year of professional experience; direct entry to phase 2 (PgDip level) or phase 3 (MA level) of the programme is possible for suitably qualified candidates; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced professional practice pathway: policy and professional practice; researching professional learning; group study; team research and presentation; understanding personal professional practice; working with others; autistic spectrum pathway: support and services; school placement and provision for inclusive education; structured teaching programmes and strategies; the curriculum, assessment and public examinations; the legislative framework; understanding the autistic spectrum; early years education pathway: curriculum and practice; development and management project; organisational context 1; organisational context 2; organisational context 3; principles and practice; inclusion and special educational needs pathway: providing a context: definitions, legislation and codes of practice for special educational needs and disabilities; making provision: curriculum planning, teaching and personalising learning to ensure that every child matters; applying good practice: managing behaviour and supporting pupils with specific learning difficulties; working together across children's services: building brighter futures for all children.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through the submission of oral and written assignments. Formative assessment is used to prepare for academic study and research projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 1,760 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 4,333 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 1,760 per Academic year (home fees) 6 months
PgCert Part-time £ 4,333 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 months
Part-time £ 1,760 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
Part-time £ 4,333 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

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Key information

School of Education
Telephone number: 
020 8547 8145