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Professional Education - MA (Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

Our three year part-time master’s programme is suited to individuals ideally employed in a school or associated sector, and aims to equip you for your future career by giving you time to study appropriate research methods, and specialise in an area of education of your own choosing.

The programme can help you understand your current policy context and how to use research to good effect in your setting. It can help prepare you for middle and/or senior leadership positions, depending on your prior experience.

The programme enables you to develop a good understanding of how research is used in education, through undertaking an online Foundation Research Methods module. The aim of this distance-learning online module is to provide students with a foundation training in research methods in education, including data collection and analysis.

If you have already completed your PGCE with us, you can upgrade your qualification and complete your master’s within around 18 months. The upgrade route takes a semester, followed by 12 months for the thesis stage.

Students are actively encouraged to think about publishing and presenting their work from an early stage in our master’s programme, and have previously been successfully published across a wide range of publications.

Core Modules:

If you would like to find out more about the core modules, please visit this page.


Teaching will consist of online activities and sessions. With optional face to face sessions also made readily available for students.


For MSc students, assessment is in the form of your dissertation.

Our graduates have gone on to work in sectors including:

  • Banking and finance
  • governments and politics
  • research and policy

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Project Manager and Researcher

working for world-leading organisations including

  • Bank of England
  • KPMG
  • Bloomberg
  • J.P Morgan
  • Deloitte
  • PwC
  • European Central Bank
  • Bank of China

We want to support you in choosing the right teacher training course for you. We are currently holding a range of events which will give you a chance to meet staff and help make your decision.

For more information on our events visit this page.

To Visit Warwick...

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Essential information

Course Code



Part-time: 3 years

OR 18 months (if you have already completed your PGCE AT Warwick)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

If upgrading from the University of Warwick PGCE programme, you will already have a total of 90 CATS points (at any phase).

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS: minimum component score of 2 at 6.0 or 6.5.

Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum score of seven under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see their website for details

Department of Study

Centre for Teacher Education

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance

Additional Course Costs

Books are recommended but there is no requirement to purchase specific texts and you have access to the University of Warwick library.

You will need writing materials. Ideally, you will need a laptop or tablet.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.