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MA Professional Education Practice

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth Marjon University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Course Summary

This innovative distance-learning programme is the perfect qualification for lecturers, tutors, trainers, demonstrators and anyone involved with learning and teaching in a college, academy, commercial training or university environment. The programme has been designed by an award-winning team; you will study a variety of highly-relevant subject areas that will enhance your professional practice, improve your career opportunities, and deliver great value to both you and your workplace. There is no need to come to Plymouth to study this course, with all your learning resources delivered through Plymouth Marjon University’s flexible learning app, along with full tutor support from the Marjon academic team.

This course enables you to:

Understand how you can teach more effectively to promote student learning
Develop new skills in designing and delivering online and e-learning.
Complete an in-depth research project relevant to your workplace or personal interests.

The programme enables all students to enrol and participate fully from anywhere in the world using your phone, tablet or computer. You’ll be able to share your learning experiences with other Marjon students and your tutor through online discussion forums and activities. You'll also have access to high quality learning resources, including access to the University’s extensive digital library.

Every student has a personal tutor, who is on hand to help with any questions or concerns that you may have. Your tutor will guide you through your studies, and will provide you with detailed feedback as you progress through the course. There will be collaborative learning opportunities with your tutor and fellow students throughout the course.

The course is designed to fit around your job and your other commitments. Each module takes three months to complete and you can proceed at your own pace, working towards the module assessment date. You should allow between 12-15 hours each week to devote to study during term times, but this could be at weekends or during the evenings.

What might you become?

In general terms, a Masters’ degree can enable career progression in a highly competitive market place and promote career mobility. Holders of a Masters’ degree can expect to demonstrate flexible and transferable skills such as high levels of initiative, leadership of learning, and mastery of a subject area. Marjon graduates go on to progress their careers as teachers, lecturers, and educational leaders in a variety of educational settings, including colleges, universities, technical academies, training centres, and in vocational education.

How will you be taught?

The programme is delivered entirely online. The taught component of this programme is carefully structured to facilitate your ability to learn flexibly and independently, and you will learn through a structured series of online lectures, webinars, tutorials, core and recommended reading, websites, and videos. Each student is assigned a tutor who will be available throughout the course to guide you through the teaching and learning materials and provide advice and feedback on assessments.

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed in several ways including essays, reports, presentations, reflective writing, and engagement with peers. There are no written exams on this programme. There is a fixed assessment date at the end of each module.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 8,250overall cost

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

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 90 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63.0 63%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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