Derby MA Application Materials

This guide is designed to aid aspiring teachers in understanding and preparing for the MA Education pathway at Derby. The AO route is best for experienced but qualified teachers, heads of department, and experienced teachers with experience to gain a master’s level degree.

Step 1 

Collect together your documents to make the initial application to get your information registered with Derby:

  • Degree certificate (translated if not in English) and official transcripts – (Translations must be done with an official stamp) LINK 
  • If your IPGCE or PGCE is not from Derby you must complete the following form to get credits (RCPL  FORM)
  • Photographic ID documentation (passport or driver’s license) – LINK

  • A detailed personal statement showing evidence of your leadership/ teaching experience that has led you to apply for the MA programme  LINK

  • A CV detailing previous roles in schools, including dates, key stages, and key contact information (Experience must be in chronological order) LINK
  • A recommendation letter from your current school saying you are ready to start the MA (can be a digital signature) and you have their support LINK


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