Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Teaching and Learning

This practice based programme covers teaching and learning in a range of settings; the programme takes a blended learning approach to study with school based sessions and online engagement. The Professional Development Programme (PDP) in the Faculty of Education is our extensive suite of part time Masters (and Masters level) awards, specifically designed for busy leaders, professionals and practitioners in education and adjacent areas. A full Masters (MA or MSc) is 180 credits at Level 7. At Manchester Met this is divided in to 4 x 30 credit taught units and a 60 credit dissertation. With 60 credits successfully passed you are eligible for a Postgraduate Certicate (PGCert), at 120 credits you are eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), and 180 is your full MA or MSc. From start to finish you can gain a full Masters in two years part-time, but there is flexibility if you want or need to take longer -up to 6 years for full Masters. We also recognise previous (recent and relevant) qualifications eg PGCE that can give you 'advanced standing' on many of our awards; this enables you to progress to full Masters even more quickly. For more details please see individual award pages. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

This is a practice-based programme for newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers.

Course modules

Modules include: Collaboration and leadership; curriculum development; developing mentoring/coaching skills in context; effective coaching and mentoring; evaluating professional practice in context; inclusive practice; professional enquiry 1; professional enquiry 2; professional practice project; teaching higher education in further education; teaching, learning and assessment; the new teacher in school.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 247 6969