24 months
785 GBP/module
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This part-time Professional Practice in Education programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers you a career-enhancing and attractive way of supporting and accrediting your Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Education. 

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The Professional Practice in Education programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) uses a suite of modules delivered across three semesters, at the University’s Preston Campus and in selected partner colleges. It is linked to a range of professional development awards providing flexible access and progression. 

Why study with us

This part-time professional development master’s uses theory, scholarship and research to inform and support reflection and critique of work-based practice.

This is a work-based part-time award. You’ll be studying part-time and working within an educational setting.

Future careers

Graduates from the award have gone on to become Directors and champions of Teaching and Learning, achieve promotions, to complete professional doctorates and have made significant impact on their careers in HE, Lifelong learning settings and as managers within Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodologies and Methods
  • Designing and Planning your Research Project
  • Double Project
  • Triple Project
  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment
  • Enhancing Professional Practice
  • Professional Development
  • The Critical Professional 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Participants on the in-house programme will normally be employed by the University of Central Lancashire or in an associated Higher Education Institution or college of Further Education
  • Applicants will have demonstrated ability to cope with Master’s level study either through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning or previous qualifications
  • Access to the programme will be open to new participants with previous appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificates from other institutions but degree and extent of Accreditation of Prior Learning or credits will be agreed on an individual case by case basis
  • Links with an educational institution for practitioner research and work based learning
  • Applicants without a postgraduate certificate should have recommendation from line manager and either a first degree with related work experience or Successful experience of level 3 final year study in last 5 years including related work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    785 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 GBP per module during 24 months.

£785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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