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.

This has been the most enriching learning experience of my life so far and has galvanised me in many ways to become a better teacher.

Hina Agarwalla, 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

  • Module 1: Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Module 2: Practice-based Inquiry


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


Module 1 is assessed through two pieces of work (each 3,000 words in length) and participation in online course discussions. Assessment for Module 2 consists of a report on a small-scale research study, equivalent to 6,000 words.

Course duration

1 year part-time (online)

Entry requirements

An undergraduate 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 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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