UCL Institute of Education, University of London

UCL Institute of Education, University of London


The course provides support for teachers through sustained continuing professional development. It is designed for practising teachers in the UK who are interested in their own learning for the benefit of their pupils or students; it builds on prior learning and accredits it through a professional development portfolio.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent; successful completion of initial teacher training and/or gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); practising teachers (full-time or part-time) in the UK for the duration of the course; strong references from appropriate referees; met the Institute's English language proficiency requirements for overseas students, as with all master's courses.

Course modules

Core modules: Professional development portfolio 1 (30 credits); professional development portfolio 2 (30 credits); understanding teaching (30 credits) (for P route students only); dissertation (60 credits) or report (30 credits); other modules (depending on route): leading learning (30 credits); research and professional practice (30 credits); teaching and learning in urban settings (30 credits); optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words (including professional development portfolios, presentations, a research proposal and critique of a research article, a critical evaluation of teaching materials and approaches, a close analysis of classroom practice, and a reflective journal), and a 10,000-word report or a 20,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MTeach Part-time £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MTeach Part-time £ 7,392 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MTeach Distance learning - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Institute of Education, University of London Camden WC1H 0AL South East
Online / Distance learning

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