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Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

MA in Pedagogy and Practice

Postgraduate - Taught MA

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September, January

Part time
MA up to 5 years

About the course

Please note, this programme is currently only accepting applications for January 2019 and September 2020.

Building on existing qualifications or experience, this MA allows you to:

  • Focus on a project about which you are passionate
  • Carry out empirical research in your institution, guided and supported by the University

Aimed at those in education settings who are interested in building on their existing qualifications or experience. You will be supported by a personal mentor and supervisor

  • The course will be technology-rich, using cloud-based and other technologies to curate, communicate and create artefacts of learning. A tablet computer or laptop will be useful.
  • There will be tutorials and face-to-face sessions focusing on core research methods and pedagogic thinking. These will also be available in the cloud so you can participate at a time and a place that suits you.
  • Bespoke and in-house teaching will be possible for large groups from one or more partner institutions. 

MA in Pedagogy and Practice can be studied one year full-time, or up to five years part-time, with start dates available in January and September.

What you'll study

You have the option of leaving the programme at the end of stage 1 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or at the end of stage 2 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education as long as you have earned sufficient credits.

Core modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Contemporary and Critical Perspectives in Education

  • Research Methodologies in Education

  • International and Intercultural Perspectives on Education

    You will be introduced to topics such as international and intercultural education, teaching and learning in culturally diverse settings; international schooling and higher education; local and global inequalities in education; and global citizenship and human rights education.

  • Pedagogy in Practice

  • Dissertation

    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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“The quality of the training I’ve received at the University of Hull, together with my school experience, was outstanding and most enjoyable."

Simon Baldwin, PGCE (Chemistry)

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU (part-time): £750 (20 credits), £2,250 (60 credits), £3,380 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Our postgraduate degrees give teachers and other professionals the skills, knowledge and leadership qualities to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and adults.

Strong partnerships with hundreds of schools, colleges, community organisations and early years settings.

Our range of programmes allow you to specialise in a particular age range or area.

We have strong partnerships for initial teacher training and offer a wide range of PGCE programmes at postgraduate level.

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for those with 60 M level credits from a PGCE  (or international equivalent) programme. These credits will give you entry to the programme which will then give you a full Masters. These credits should have been gained in the last 5 years. 

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Our Masters students explore a range of current educational practice, looking at key issues and policy.

Graduates leave with reflective and practical skills and the knowledge they need to contribute to their chosen learning community.