• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
Building on your existing knowledge, the Education programme offered by University of Essex Online allows teaching professionals to explore the use of learner analytics while also developing the key skills required to perform a specialised non-teaching role, such as educational management, content development or assessment development, and much more.


Throughout the Education programme offered by University of Essex Online you’ll work alongside fellow professionals to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to critically review academic literature and apply findings to practice, enhancing your own teaching and learning.

You’ll also develop key practical skills including the ability to use methods which facilitate and promote inclusivity in education and equality of opportunity for learners while also describing the key issues in and key skills required to perform a specialised non-teaching role.


The world of education is changing all the time, and this programme allows you to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and theories. Networking and communicating with fellow professionals and peers, the course allows you to develop your own role and engage in professional development.

You’ll also discover how to select and use a wide range of techniques and resources, including technology, to maintain learner engagement and promote learner autonomy.

This Postgraduate Diploma in Education is an ideal stepping stone for qualified teachers to expand and enhance their professional development in order to access senior leadership roles.

Due to a broad range of subjects covered on this course and opportunity to specialise in diverse professional contexts and practices, this advanced qualification will also support career development of students with some teaching or educational experience.

Students will have an opportunity to improve their professional practice and attain leadership roles in their chosen career paths as teachers, lecturers, training advisers and administrators, special education professionals, policy developers, researchers, local government and healthcare trainers as well as other related professions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning & Teaching
  • Delivering Effective Teaching & Learning 
  • Introduction to Educational Assessment 
  • Using Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment 
  • The Role of Research and Academic Literature in Developing Practice
  • Introduction to Learning Analytics 
  • The Science of Learning – practical implications for teaching

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

Work Experience

At least two years’ teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7271 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7271 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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