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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Master's degree in Pedagogy is designed to enable teachers and other education professionals to develop research-informed practice.

  • Apply your learning to practical situations within your own context, using your learning to drive effective change.
  • Participate in this programme in school hubs, face-to-face at St Mary's or through blended and online options.
  • Advance your professional skills and expertise in learning and teaching through the development of a research culture.
  • Access to excellent tutorial and supervisory support.

Why study Education: Pedagogy?

Education: Pedagogy is designed for anyone involved in teaching and learning. This includes teachers and other education professionals such as teaching assistants, mentors and librarians.

The degree offers a variety of modules to meet your needs, regardless of your location or phase of schooling.

The programme will develop your ability to reflect critically on classroom practice. The focus throughout is on developing your pedagogical understanding as a reflective practitioner.

You'll gain a wider understanding of key issues in the field of education. You’ll also develop a critical understanding of research methodology as you plan and conduct a small-scale enquiry into an issue of your own choice, leading to evidence-informed innovation. This will enable you to further your understanding of your own practice.

Why St Mary's?

Our suite of Education postgraduate degrees build on our long tradition of excellence in teacher education. The success of this degree lies in the flexible structure, bespoke delivery and quality of teaching offered.

We offer a flexible range of ways for you to study the degree so as to suit your needs: face-to-face, online or blended. Blended teaching combines elements of intensive face-to-face learning with online learning.

You'll apply your learning to practical situations within you own school. Using the knowledge you gain you'll be able to drive effective change and engage critically with current educational debates.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, group seminars, workshops and individual tutorials.

Modules are taught either at St Mary’s through intensive Saturday Schools (approximately monthly) or study days in school holidays or fortnightly twilight sessions.

Assessment methods

Learning is assessed through a variety of methods:

  • Reflective journals
  • Research proposals
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Seminar and conference presentations

Career opportunities

This Master's programme supports your long-term career development. This is evident from the high proportion of graduates who achieve internal or external promotion to middle and senior educational leadership positions.

Graduates of this programme are well placed to pursue doctoral studies on either a Professional Doctorate (Doctor of Education) or a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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