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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Education (Transforming Practice) PGCE entry only is no longer accepting new applications.


The Transforming Practice route is offered as a blended learning route. This means that the route will be offered partly online via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle site in tandem with a Microsoft Team, and partly via Faculty based sessions. You will be required to attend Faculty based teaching conferences, the first of which will be an induction day on a Friday in the Michaelmas Term, and then four subsequent Saturday conferences per year. The conferences will be an opportunity to develop and enhance the ideas you explore via the online component. You will be part of a community of enquiry, with a member of the course teaching team who will be working with you and your group on the course materials and course online discussions. These online discussions will be in the evenings within University term time will reflect both course content and small enquiry tasks which you will be asked to undertake.

One to one supervision

4.5 hours per year, either in individual or group meetings. You will be allocated a personal supervisor and you might choose to have supervisions via Teams, telephone, or email, as well as face-to-face.

Seminars & classes

The course consists of approximately 48 hours of face-to-face conferences and online sessions across the year. 

You will be required to attend Faculty-based teaching conferences on Saturdays apart from an induction day on a Friday in the Michaelmas Term and then four subsequent Saturday conferences per year.


Throughout the programme, written work is submitted and detailed feedback is provided. Students submit a dissertation. Informally, feedback is also provided through regular supervisions. At the end of each term, supervisors write an online report which can be viewed by the student via the Postgraduate Feedback and Reporting System.


Thesis / Dissertation


The dissertation will be 12,000 words in length to be submitted in July

The dissertation will be a report on the student’s dissertation project, which will involve the development of an artefact that has been designed to transform practice. It should include a critical reflection and evaluation of the ways  in which the artefact has the potential to transform practice based on key literature, and ideas for future research and practice. The artefact produced through the project will be appended but is not included in the word count.


Formative Assignments

There are three assignments which are pass/fail.

  • an essay of not more than 2,000 words;
  • two-page plan;
  • an oral presentation on the dissertation.

Key Information

12 months part-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Education

Faculty of Education

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
May 16, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

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