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MSc in Professional Practice : Teaching and Learning

Academic Recognition for your Professional Knowledge

The University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice, in collaboration with Rochester Grammar School and Brompton Academy offer a Master’s level programme enabling qualified teachers the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience within their teaching profession.

This programme is ‘Awarded by the University of Kent’.

Attaining academic recognition at MSc level for your professional knowledge by engaging with the programme affords you the potential to improve your employment prospects and greatly enhance your career development. A recent graduate from the programme, when asked if they believed this to be the case stated that:

‘I think they have improved vastly. Not just having a degree on my record, but the new skills sets, confidence and improved competence are all benefits to studying the programme. Learning from colleagues and listening to their stories and professional challenges have also helped.’

About the programme

  • Suitable for teachers at all levels of their career
  • Three years, part-time study to complete the Msc
  • Module delivery at weekends (inc. Fridays)
  • Stage 2 modules led by Rochester Grammar School and Brompton Academy
  • In partnership with the New Horizons Teaching School Alliance

Programme structure, content and delivery

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  • Learning & Development:
    • Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October 2017
    • Friday 24 – Sunday 25 November 2017
  • Evidence – based Practice:
    • Friday 26 – Sunday 28th January 2018
  • Inter-professional Working:
    • Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March 2018

Taught sessions are typically commence at 09:00 and end at 17:00.

Students will take the following modules in Stages 2 and 3:

Stage 2

  • Research Skills
  • A Thinking School: Transforming Learning
  • Addressing Barriers to Learning

Stage 3

  • School-based Dissertation – linked to the School Development Plan

Each module is introduced through a range of formal seminar sessions, guest speaker lectures and workshops.  All modules within the programme are taught over either one or two weekends (typically Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

The core modules are taught at Kent’s Medway campus.  The Teaching and Learning modules will be taught at one of our partners schools in Medway.

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For an informal discussion about the programme

Contact : Please call the Centre for Professional Practice on 01634 888929 or email



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Postgraduate Master’s Loans

£10,000 loans for students studying a Master’s

The government has announced the opportunity for part-time post-graduate students to finance their study via the student loan system. They will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. This means that MSc Professional Practice Teaching & Learning pathway students now may be eligible for government loans. The new system will be introduced from the 1st August 2016.

Eligible students can borrow up to £10,000

  • All disciplines and subjects areas are eligible
  • Loans will be available for part-time, full-time and distance-learning Master’s programmes
  • The loans are not means tested ad are paid directly into your UK bank account
  • Repayments will not start before April 2019

Please refer to the flyer and link below: