Applying Professional Knowledge - MFL (801X1MFL)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn and spring teaching

This module is delivered over the autumn and spring terms and is integrated into both University and School-based learning.

You will complete an assignment of 6000 words, based around the design and delivery of a unit of work centred on a selected pedagogic focus. The assignment will develop your understanding of the ITE curriculum relating to your subject/phase curriculum, pedagogy, lesson planning, adaptive teaching, and assessment practices.

The assignment will further develop your critical engagement with research, policy and practice and through critical evaluation of your own practice and the impact it has on your placement school.

You will consult your tutor at the university and your school-based mentor to identify a focus in your specialist curriculum area (KS2, KS3, KS4 or Post 16) to plan and develop a unit of work responding to the specific needs of pupils in your placement school.

Lectures, workshops and seminars provide opportunities for you to explore issues and ideas with tutors and in peer learning situations. Academic tutorials also allow you to present your ideas for your assignment and receive feedback.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 64 hours of contact time and about 236 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.