University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Professional Development

This course enables rigorous academic investigation into education, with the objective of supporting your professional development in the field; at its heart is how, as an educational professional, students put advanced theories into practice; students learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree and a PGCE (or equivalent); if English is not a 1st language: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Research awareness and support skills (20 credits) or, where more appropriate, research methods - field studies (20 credits); organisational management (20 credits); curriculum studies (20 credits); plus 3 modules from the following (2 from any subject group to receive a named award): stand-alone modules: work-based module A: developments; work-based module B: case study; educational finance and planning; educational management modules: human resource management; marketing; e-learning for educationalists modules: information communication technology in education; computer-supported collaborative learning and e-tutoring; inclusive education modules: the struggle for inclusive education; transformative education in an inclusive context; technical and vocational education modules: research methods: field studies; vocational education and development; the concept and implementation of design and technology; competency-based training in vocational education; staff development and appraisal in vocational education; information technology: the impact on technical education; plus a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

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