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Education, Teaching and Learning

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

This online, flexible course complements our iPGCE. It's for practising teachers, classroom assistants, heads of department, and managers wanting to deepen their professional practice through reading and practitioner research.
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Course description

This course is for practising teachers, classroom assistants, heads of department, and managers wanting to explore and deepen their professional practice through targeted reading and classroom-based practitioner research. The course is flexible, so you can focus on the topics most relevant to your job.

This fully online, three-year programme was developed to complement our highly successful International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE).

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Core modules

  • Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Practice-based Inquiry
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Professional Development
  • Language Learning and Pedagogy
  • Early Childhood Education


This programme comprises online modules with individual online tutorial support.


The programme uses a variety of assessment methods, including academic essays, reflective engagement with practice, and research report. The length of the final dissertation is 12,000–16,000 words.


3 years part-time (online)

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related field is required.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 8177

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.