M.A. On Campus

Professional Practice and Lifelong Education

University of Wolverhampton

24 months
3275 GBP/year
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The MA in Professional Practice and Lifelong Education at University of Wolverhampton aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values of participants engaged with lifelong education and professional practice.

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The Professional Practice and Lifelong Education programme at University of Wolverhampton endeavours to enhance participants' capacity to apply scholarship, theory and research to relevant professional practice.

It also aims to support the development of critical and reflective dialogue in lifelong education and training. Participants are expected to engage in reflective activities that examine the key literature and research in this field. It is anticipated that participants will synthesise theory and practice in order to actively engage in their own continuing professional development.

At the end of this course you the student, will be able to demonstrate:

  • Originality in the application of knowledge to explain the  significance of some relevant professional, institutional, and sector factors shaping lifelong education and professional practice
  •  A systematic understanding and  critical awareness  of issues of diversity and social justice related to lifelong education and professional practice
  •  In depth knowledge of key policies, theories and practices within the field of lifelong education and professional practice based upon recent research and writing 
  • Evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship
  • Recognition of own value positions related to education and professional practice
  • The ability to analyse, judge and critique areas of knowledge and practice 

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Sustaining Criticality in Professional Practice
  • Educational Research and Developmental Approaches 
  • Extending Criticality in Professional Practice 
  • Mentoring: Critical Dialogue and Professional Practice
  • Politics, Policy and Practice
  • Developing Language and Literacy in PCE
  • Professional Enquiry 
  • Identity and the Management of Changing Roles in Lifelong Education and Professional Practice 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are applying via UCAS, you will need to refer to the deadlines set by them. Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First degree
  • Some types of professional experience (e.g. experience of teaching and/or managing in an appropriate sector: for example, post-compulsory education; voluntary sector; training; adult and community education) MAY be acceptable as APL in lieu of a first degree.
  • Applicants must be current practitioners in, or have had very recent experience of working in, an appropriate sector: for example, post-compulsory education; voluntary sector; training; adult and community education.
  • All applications will require a satisfactory reference before a decision is taken - even from students on another award at the University of Wolverhampton

Tuition Fee

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    3275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3275 GBP per year during 24 months.


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