University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Applied Professional Studies in Education

This is a dissertation-only, distance learning course for those who hold a PGDE with 120 valid credits. The programme facilitates you to build on your PGDE learning, helping you to gain all skills necessary to conduct a Masters-level dissertation study in your own professional context.

Entry requirements

MA: For this dissertation-only programme, you will need Qualified Teacher Status and a PGDE with 120 valid credits, or the equivalent. All applications are considered on the basis of relevant qualifications and experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: critical reflection on professional development, part 1; classroom-based inquiry; critical reflection on professional development, part 2; research methods in education; dissertation (educational studies).

Assessment methods

The dissertation is split into a 4,000 word proposal, followed by a 12,000-16,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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