MA International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE)

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career.

Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work.

I found the study school gave me food for thought on so many fronts. I will leave with critical thinking and reflection in the foremost of my mind

Jackie Durcan Rowland, iPGCE Student

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Distance learning, part-time online course

The course is taught entirely online. The course will help you develop a deep understanding of planning, teaching and assessment strategies, along with helping you to get the most out of new technologies. It will help you to develop links between practice, theory and research through reflection on your own teaching, in order to enhance your professional performance.

School of Education postgraduate students

Core modules

  • Teaching and Learning Part 1
  • Teaching and Learning Part 2
  • Small-Scale Research Study


This course is taught via online modules with individual online tutorial support and independent study.


Each module will require the submission of a 4,000-word assignment and participation in online course discussions.

Course duration

1 year part-time (online)

Entry requirements

A first degree or at least three years’ experience within a field of education.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our programmes, contact us:

T: (+44) (0)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.