Learn to share, build and evaluate professional practice and educational policy.
Designed for teachers currently working in schools and other educational settings, this course will enhance your understanding of educational practice.
Building on the skills you developed during your PGCE, you'll explore complex policy, pedagogical practice and educational research. You'll reflect on leadership and change management and engage critically with educational research to inform your own developing practice.
Studying for this Masters should support you in further developing your career.
Our research is helping to shape the national curriculum and teacher recruitment, and develop our understanding of how we learn.
As you progress through the course, you'll have opportunities to apply your learning directly to your classroom and school.
The modules in this course are designed to complement the work you completed as part of your PGCE, and build on the professional experience and expertise you've gained in your work as a teacher.
You'll explore theories of leadership in education, getting to grips with the challenges of change management.
You'll also develop a core set of research skills, considering research design, methodologies, ethical issues and think about the importance of using educational research to improve your practice.
In Year 2 you'll complete an Independent Professional Study, giving you the chance to explore a topic that's important to you and allowing you to apply the skills you've learned directly to your professional practice.
In Year 1, you'll complete three core modules.
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You'll spend Year 2 working on an Independent Professional Study that will empower you to reflect academically and professionally on an issue or area that is pertinent to your own professional development.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Part-time (2 years)
This is the year 1 fee. Fees for future years are subject to confirmation.
Students on a Tier 4 Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
For courses which are longer than one year, the tuition fees quoted are for the first year of study. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase (no more than 2% each year).
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK/EU or international student.
Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
This course is part-time and designed so that you can continue to work in an educational setting while you're studying.
You'll take part in a number of workshops, seminars and interactive lectures held on campus on Saturdays.
You'll complete a lot of your learning online, using the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to access online lectures, videos and reading assignments.
We're a supportive and friendly department, and you'll be assigned a supervisor to help you progress through your course. When you're not on campus, you'll be able to contact your tutors through the VLE and email.
The Department of Education is based in Derwent College on Campus West.
We have designed this course so that you're only expected to come onto campus outside of your normal working hours. Outside of timetabled classes, you'll be able to access everything you need online.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You'll complete a range of assessments including essays and a dissertation.
You'll also complete a number of formative assessments, including presentations, group tasks and contributions to blogs and discussion boards. These assessments do not count towards your degree, but they will help you to understand how you're progressing and give you an opportunity to receive feedback on your work.
This course should support you in further developing your career in education.
|Postgraduate degree||PGCE with 60 credits at Masters Level (Level 7)|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
You need to show that you have 1 year of professional experience after having completed your PGCE. You also need to provide a reference from your senior management team to prove that you are currently working in a school or educational setting.
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component|
|PTE Academic||61, minimum 55 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, minimum 169 in each component|
|TOEFL||87, minimum 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all requirements|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
We recognise the difficulties in taking English language tests due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have taken the decision to relax the English language requirements published above by 0.5 IELTS (or equivalent).
We are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves and are considering further options to support offer-holders in meeting their English language conditions. Further information about our responses to COVID-19.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
You can apply and send all your documentation electronically through our online system. You don’t need to complete your application all at once: you can start it, save it and finish it later.
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This course is designed for those who are already working as teachers. If you're just starting out on your journey to becoming a teacher, have a look at our PGCEs.
We also offer a range of Masters courses in Education.
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