School of Education | MPro Education (International) 12 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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12 monthsProgram duration

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Education and TrainingMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Professional Practice (MPro) Education (International) at Durham University

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The Master of Professional Practice – Education (International) is a research degree that uniquely exploits the relationship between research and practice, producing a symbiotic blend that enriches and enhances aspects of learning and teaching in schools and other educational environments with an international focus. It is intended for experienced educational professionals who aspire to contribute to evidence-based and research-informed practice within their schools or educational contexts by exploring an educational theme of relevance to that context as a personal research project in education that will be of benefit to their organisation. As part of your project, we may be able to facilitate links into international schools.


By bringing advanced knowledge of the educational context in which you are working and applying this to the subject of the thesis, including an extensive knowledge of the relevant literature on the subject, you will be expected to demonstrate an ability to interpret evidence and apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to complex policy, management, operational and international issues. Although the thesis need not constitute an original contribution to knowledge or be worthy of publication, it is expected that it should present novel practical solutions to work-based problems or dilemmas that you have identified as the focus of the research in consultation with relevant work-place leaders.


It is expected that you will demonstrate work at the current limits of understanding of the subject with a critical reflection on international professional practice. In addition to the thesis (maximum 30,000 words), you will submit professional evidence in the form of an additional piece of assessment (maximum 5,000 words) that demonstrates how the research work in the thesis informs your professional practice. The exact nature of this professional evidence may vary by topic and organisation and will be determined by the School of Education. It may include, for example, a portfolio of evidence or reflective diary.


Research topics could relate to any aspect of the theory, policy or practice of education and may be drawn from any phase, including early years and post-compulsory education. You will agree your topics with your supervisory team, so the topic can be aligned not only with your organisation’s interests and needs but also with the research interests of a potential academic supervisor. A professional supervisor will also be involved in the process of guiding and shaping your project.


While most candidates are likely to study part-time, we do accept full-time applicants. We offer supervision in a broad range of areas. What’s more, we welcome applications from varied disciplinary backgrounds, not just from those students possessing qualifications in education-related subjects.


The School of Education are committed to providing both a stimulating and supportive environment for our research postgraduates. What differentiates us from other providers is the growing focus of many of our researchers on quantitative methodologies (random controlled trials, impact studies, etc.), intercultural education, the arts in education and the psychology of education.


Students who graduate from the School of Education are placed in the strongest position to pursue a successful career in a wide range of different sectors.


Our Education Studies opens up routes into a diverse range of careers including teaching, educational research, publishing, education administration, policy, management as well as a range of careers in the commercial or public sector.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Professional Practice (MPro) Education (International) at Durham University

[email protected]


The Master of Professional Practice – Education (International) is a research degree that uniquely exploits the relationship between research and practice, producing a symbiotic blend that enriches and enhances aspects of learning and teaching in schools and other educational environments with an international focus. It is intended for experienced educational professionals who aspire to contribute to evidence-based and research-informed practice within their schools or educational contexts by exploring an educational theme of relevance to that context as a personal research project in education that will be of benefit to their organisation. As part of your project, we may be able to facilitate links into international schools.


By bringing advanced knowledge of the educational context in which you are working and applying this to the subject of the thesis, including an extensive knowledge of the relevant literature on the subject, you will be expected to demonstrate an ability to interpret evidence and apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to complex policy, management, operational and international issues. Although the thesis need not constitute an original contribution to knowledge or be worthy of publication, it is expected that it should present novel practical solutions to work-based problems or dilemmas that you have identified as the focus of the research in consultation with relevant work-place leaders.


It is expected that you will demonstrate work at the current limits of understanding of the subject with a critical reflection on international professional practice. In addition to the thesis (maximum 30,000 words), you will submit professional evidence in the form of an additional piece of assessment (maximum 5,000 words) that demonstrates how the research work in the thesis informs your professional practice. The exact nature of this professional evidence may vary by topic and organisation and will be determined by the School of Education. It may include, for example, a portfolio of evidence or reflective diary.


Research topics could relate to any aspect of the theory, policy or practice of education and may be drawn from any phase, including early years and post-compulsory education. You will agree your topics with your supervisory team, so the topic can be aligned not only with your organisation’s interests and needs but also with the research interests of a potential academic supervisor. A professional supervisor will also be involved in the process of guiding and shaping your project.


While most candidates are likely to study part-time, we do accept full-time applicants. We offer supervision in a broad range of areas. What’s more, we welcome applications from varied disciplinary backgrounds, not just from those students possessing qualifications in education-related subjects.


The School of Education are committed to providing both a stimulating and supportive environment for our research postgraduates. What differentiates us from other providers is the growing focus of many of our researchers on quantitative methodologies (random controlled trials, impact studies, etc.), intercultural education, the arts in education and the psychology of education.


Students who graduate from the School of Education are placed in the strongest position to pursue a successful career in a wide range of different sectors.


Our Education Studies opens up routes into a diverse range of careers including teaching, educational research, publishing, education administration, policy, management as well as a range of careers in the commercial or public sector.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

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1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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