University College London (UCL)

Master On Campus Online
36 months
6810 GBP/year
3105 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Teaching (MTeach) programme offered at the University College London is a higher degree for education practitioners designed to enhance their professional learning. Participants' own educational contexts are central to enabling situated learning and critical engagement with theory, practice and policy. It provides intellectually challenging practice-based development opportunities.


Using their own experience of everyday educational activities (e.g. teaching) students develop a critical understanding of research, scholarship, learning and policy contexts.

Teaching and learning

Teaching is module and pathway dependent. The programme is mixed mode utilising a combination of face-to-face, distance and online learning. You may choose to do distance learning alone. The MTeach pathways reflect students’ career stages and/or professional interest. 

Tutorial groups share and critically analyse professional practice. This process is central to the development of a deeper understanding of theoretical perspectives, subject pedagogy and the ways young people learn. Assessment includes critical evaluation of everyday teaching via reports, portfolios, reflective journals and evidence studies.


Master of Teaching graduates progress to a range of educational careers. Some are working as teachers, while others have roles in management or as senior leaders and teacher educators. Graduates have also found positions as local authority advisers and as lecturers within universities.


The Master of Teaching (MTeach) programme offered at the University College London focuses on teachers' practice and leadership, and encourages teachers to learn from and with colleagues in other schools. At a time when the recruitment and retention of excellent teachers are key issues for many schools, award-bearing professional learning acts as an incentive for both schools and teachers..

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Teaching
  • Developing Understanding in English, Media, Drama Studies
  • Leading Learning
  • Understanding the Teaching and Learning of Chinese Mandarin in Schools
  • Research and Professional Practice
  • Professional Development Portfolio

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, together with strong references from appropriate referees. 
  • Participants should be teaching for the duration of the programme. If already a UCL Institute of Education (IOE) PGCE, GTP or Schools Direct graduate, students need to provide a satisfactory written reference from your PGCE IOE tutor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6810 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3105 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3105 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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