Module Action Research

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Duration Part-time, Single Module
Start date September 2020, January 2020
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Action Research is a fully online module that will offer you the opportunity to gain masters level credits based on the INSET courses you do as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

The module allows you to gain experience of M-level study without fully committing to an MA. It is designed to work around your ongoing continuous professional development so it has direct relevance to your professional practice in school.

Graduate destinations

This module is an ideal first entrance to M-level study for serving teachers. Successful study of this module attracts 30 M-level credits which can then be used towards a full MA in Education in your future studies.

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