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Course overview

The MA in Educational Practice is a practice-focused qualification which aims to help teachers and other educational practitioners to extend their professional skills and abilities at Master's level. It aims to develop a critical engagement with practice through systematic enquiry and engagement with research, literature, policy and curriculum frameworks.

Postgraduate Open Days

If you are interested in our postgraduate study options within our Faculty of Education and Children's Services, then why not pay us a visit? We are holding an Open Day at our Riverside Campus on Saturday 14th October, 1-4pm.

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Study Option
Part-time
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
  • University Centre Shrewsbury
Duration
3-6 years

Why Study Educational Practice with us?

Our course provides a progressive framework for the professional learning and career development of educational practitioners. It is suitable for both experienced practitioners as well as those at the beginning of their career.

During our course you will use your experiences as an educational professional to critically reflect on your own practice and develop confidence in sharing good practice and articulating new insights.

Using our excellent research facilities, local, national and international perspectives will be brought into focus. This will help you to understand issues within the field of education, and will benefit your learners.

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Dining@Dee, Riverside’s own café and coffee shop, serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

University Centre Shrewsbury

The University of Chester and Shropshire Council have established University Centre Shrewsbury to increase your Higher Education prospects and offer a student experience shaped to you.

Since welcoming our first cohort in 2015, we have strived to offer students a well-rounded and supportive university experience within the beautiful medieval town of Shrewsbury.

An impressive choice of facilities are available at our two principal sites; Guildhall and Rowley’s House. Their convenient location, just a short walk from the town centre, allows students to explore the picturesque streets alongside your studies. 

The newly renovated Guildhall building is used as the main centre for teaching and learning. It provides fresh, modern, open spaces for students, in which you will find brand-new computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories and a spacious library.

Outside of the classroom you can relax in the student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Postgraduate Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October (PGCE’s and Education Master’s only)
  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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