Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University


This programme is aimed specifically at teachers in the 1st 5 years of their teaching career. It enables participants to systematically research their own practice in ways which enhance their professional effectiveness. The major focus for research includes pupil achievement, innovation and change and being a reflective practitioner.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree or equivalent in education or in a subject area relevant to the discipline they wish to study in; teachers should have qualified teacher status (QTS) and be recently qualified; applicants who have a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma may enter the course with advanced standing to continue their studies at the appropriate level.

Course modules

The new teacher in school; developing subject knowledge for teaching; understanding pupil achievements; the reflections on experience and learning; practitioners as change agents; reflective practitioner; dissertation.

Assessment methods

All assessed work is returned to students with both formative and summative comments, which are intended to present clear guidance for future assessment. There are no formal examinations for this programme of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
MMU Cheshire (Crewe) Crewe CW1 5DU North West
Didsbury Campus Manchester M20 2RR North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0161 247 6969