University of Bolton: Professional Development in Education

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Department Education and Teacher Training View department profile
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Are you a qualified teacher, lecturer or other education professional wishing to improve your professional practice and gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work? This flexible postgraduate course offers highly valued skills and knowledge in a range of relevant areas.

Education is fundamental to the future of our young people and the success of our economy. The need for highly trained, passionate and multi-skilled educationalists has never been greater. Aimed at existing education professionals, this course allows you to tailor your studies to meet your individual professional development needs. With a choice of modules covering key areas in education, you can access the knowledge required to achieve higher levels of responsibility and greater satisfaction in your work.

We aim to help you develop an enhanced and critical awareness of current key issues in the education sector, as well as your knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories that underpin best practice in education. As well as reflecting on your own professional practice, we’ll encourage and guide you in formulating creative solutions to complex educational problems.

Our highly experienced and research active team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent master’s-level project. You’ll also have the chance to develop enhanced key skills in line with your personal and professional development needs; for instance, team working and leadership, problem solving, autonomy and professional accountability.


University of Bolton
School of Education and Psychology


“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” - Malala Yousafzai, author and activist for female education.

Mould the minds of future generations with the No.4 university in the UK for teaching quality according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. The University of Bolton is a well-established centre of education and training providing the next step in professional development for teachers, managers and support professionals.

Education at the University of Bolton is ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed.’ The Pedagogy & Education Research Centre was graded ...

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