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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 3.94k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 6.62k / 1 year
  • Deadline:
  • 18 Tháng mười một
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 120pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    This is a professional development course for qualified teachers who are currently working in schools or similar educational settings.  It focuses on pedagogical practice in schools and classrooms, by developing research techniques.

    This is a part time MSc programme for teachers who are interested in developing a research-informed, critical reflection on their practice. The focus is on the processes of learning and teaching, and the programme is rooted in your own school-based practice or in other educational settings. It involves carrying out investigations in school, supported by appropriate reading, and attendance at up to five intensive two-day residential courses in Oxford each year. Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on collaboration.

    Assessment is through formally submitted assignments at the end of each year. In Part 1 and Part 2 of the course, you will draw on the content of the units studied, while in the final year (Part 3) you will be required to complete a research and development project, which involves implementing a new strategy and reviewing its progress, while working with colleagues.

    The University’s Virtual Learning Environment (Weblearn) is used to support the school-based tasks and sustain critical discussion. Supervision of your work will mainly be offered within small subject-specific support groups, and from a University supervisor with expertise in a particular subject.

    The course is open to all qualified teachers, but there are two routes through it. Route A is intended to be more convenient for domestic students, requiring attendance at four or five seminars over the year. Route B is intend to be more convenient for overseas students, requiring attendance for a week each year, normally in October. All students are expected to engage in online activities, whichever route they are on, but Route B students will be expected to engage over the seminar weekends, with their peers in Oxford.

    Further, applicants who already have a master's-level PGCE qualification can omit Part 1. Those with M level accreditation (worth at least 60 credits) start in Part 2 and complete one taught year before carrying out a Part 3 research and development project. Those with no previous M level accreditation are introduced to Masters level work in Part 1, then joining those starting Part 2, before going on to complete the final project. Both parts can be taken though either route, subject to reasonable numbers applying.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in the relevant subject area for their work in school.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: Around one page
    • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic


    Higher level


    Standard level scores

    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490


    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component


    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component


    Minimum 185 per component

    A number of Research Council awards are available each year from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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