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Year of Entry 2021/22
MA

Professional Practice in Education

Build on your experience and practice, reflect on your work, and progress your career in education.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £8,490 for the course
International/EU: £14,460 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021
January 2022

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Course summary

  • Learn in your workplace alongside your current job.
  • Critically reflect on your practice to gain a deeper understanding of what you do.
  • Boost your career progression.

This course is designed for teachers, early years workers and related professionals in full-time or substantial roles in schools, colleges and educational settings. You improve your practice through critical reflection and professional enquiry, ultimately leading to enhanced career prospects.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch lecturer Dr Jonathan Wainwright talk about Teaching and Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

This course is designed to help you progress from and progress your career in education. It provides a progression route from undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training routes. You learn from university tutors and expert teachers on a course designed with schools and colleges.

It incorporates the following intermediate and short awards.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Education
  • University Advanced Professional Certificates

Course leaders and tutors

Julie Jordan
Julie Jordan
Principal Lecturer

Julie is a Principal Lecturer in Sheffield Institute of Education

Applied learning

This course is designed to help you further your career in education. It provides a progression route from undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training routes. You learn from university tutors and expert teachers on a course designed with schools and colleges.

We offer a choice of four elective modules to give flexibility to a wide audience at different career stages. Subject to minimum delivery numbers, you will work with the course team to decide which two of the four elective modules are best suited to your study. The relevant mandatory module plus one of the four elective modules will be studied at both PGCertificate and PGDiploma stages.

It incorporates the following intermediate and short awards.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Education
  • University Advanced Professional Certificates

Future careers

The course will help you progress in your career as a practitoner in education, or branch out into new paths such as

  • subject, CPD and research leadership
  • coaching and mentoring
  • special educational needs

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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Entry requirements

All students

Academic Qualifications

A 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent-with no specific subject requirements

Level of English language capability

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for non-native speakers of English (6.5 or above with a minimum of 6 in reading and writing)

Previous relevant work or work-related experience

The programme targets people in working in an educational setting and pursuing personal and professional development, through work-based learning. Therefore, their role must enable them to use the workplace as a site of learning.

Professional qualifications 

None - though the programme is appropriate for professionals from a range of fields whose qualifications are equivalent to degree level study

Entry Profile

Applicants will be working in a wide range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations; they may be in technical, management or professional role; have demonstrated success through career progression with sufficient experience in line with the level of study. 

Typically the students will be returnees to formal education although may have no experience of working at level 7.The main attributes are to be motivated to develop personally and professionally, be willing and have the time to complete the extensive studies associated with such a course.

The formal academic admissions criteria are an honours degree at 2:2 level or above or equivalent, applicants who do not meet these criteria will need to demonstrate that they will benefit from and have the capability to complete the course successfully through completion of the application form and interview with the course leader. 

All admissions decisions will be at the discretion of the course admissions team in accordance with University admissions policy.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Reflecting On Professional Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Recognition For Cpd Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Curriculum Design And Innovation Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Others Through Mentoring And Coaching Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership Of Evidence Informed Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Research And Development In Educational Contexts Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Recognition For Cpd Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Curriculum Design And Innovation Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Others Through Mentoring And Coaching Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership Of Evidence Informed Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Extended Research/Consultancy Project Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

This course is not eligible for full-time Student visa sponsorship. International/EU students may apply for part-time Student visa sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2021

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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