UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement

The course will deepen a student's knowledge and understanding of evaluation, inspection and education improvement models and frameworks. It will enable them to critically evaluate emerging ideas and help them to consider the importance of values, equality, human rights and international perspectives when furthering their understanding of inspection and evaluation systems and practices.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, plus at least 2 years' relevant work experience. Those who do not meet these criteria must show an ability to meet the demands of the programme through a qualifying assignment, to be agreed by the programme leader.

Course modules

Core modules: principles, frameworks and context of educational evaluation and inspection; evaluation and inspection for educational improvement.

Assessment methods

Teaching is delivered by distance for which online materials (literature and examples) are provided. Each session includes specific tasks which require students to reflect on the literature and have online discussions with peers. There are also opportunities for Skype (group) discussions/tutorials or Q and A. The assessment of each module includes written and online assignments linked to participants' own inspection practice, and a dissertation or report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning - 4 years
MA Variable - 4 years
MA Distance learning - 4 years
PgCert Variable - 4 years

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Key information

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0207 331 5100