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Postgraduate study for school based colleagues

If you are a qualified experienced teacher and are looking to develop and expand your professional skills, we provide postgraduate courses that will deepen your understanding of pedagogical theory and research, as well as preparing you to move into leadership positions in schools.

Our suite of postgraduate study options range from standalone modules to doctoral study. Whatever your academic aspirations, St Mary's has a course of study to suit your professional learning needs. 

Postgraduate programmes

We offer a broad range of postgraduate degrees:

We also offer alternative options for earning a postgraduate qualification through an apprenticeship:

Stand-alone modules

Some of our MA Education modules can be offered to groups of teachers as stand-alone accreditation opportunities. This includes:

  • Leadership and Professional Attributes 
  • Investigating Pedagogy 
  • Primary Science leadership 
  • Developments in Religious Education 
  • Pedagogical debates in Physical Education 
  • Concepts and Debates in Inclusive practice 
  • Coaching and Mentoring and Professional Attributes 
  • Organisational Culture
  • Leading and Managing Teams
  • Addressing Literacy across the Curriculum 
  • Values and Purpose of Mathematics Education
  • Pedagogical Issues in Practice 
  • Values and Purpose of Science Education 
  • Issues in Religious Education 
  • Reflective Practice and Pedagogical research in Physical Education 
  • Inclusive Practice in the Classroom 
  • Coaching and Mentoring in Professional Contexts 
  • Race and Equality in Education.

Short courses

We also offer short courses relevant to practitioners in school:

Doctoral study

The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) is designed for experienced professionals in educational and other relevant settings who wish to explore practice through research engagement at a high level. This is likely to lead to change at institutional level and publications as a contribution to the field.