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Professional Studies in Education

The Open University UK

12 months
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About

This professional qualification in Professional Studies in Education from The Open University UK  introduces postgraduate study in the field of education and offers the opportunity to explore one topic in detail

Overview

The modules in this Professional Studies in Education programme at The Open University UK cover a range of areas within education but all encourage you to draw on your own experiences and undertake enquiry in your own context. You may also qualify for this postgraduate diploma course if you do not complete a full masters degree in education.

Key features of the course

  • Offers a rich diversity of modules to suit your professional requirements and interests.
  • Has an emphasis on professional development through collaborative learning.
  • Develops and consolidates advanced scholarship and independent learning in the context of your own practice.
  • Can be used as a stepping stone to the MA or MEd in Education on completion.

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Career relevance

Throughout the world there is an increasing demand for creative, innovative education professionals who have highly developed skills and a deep understanding of learning; in many countries a postgraduate qualification is becoming essential for career advancement in education and training settings.

This Professional Studies in Education from The Open University UK is designed to enrich your knowledge and improve your professional practice. On completing your studies, you should be able to: 

  • demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems at a professional or equivalent level
  • reflect critically and constructively, in the light of ideas and frameworks presented in the modules and how these apply to your practice and organisational context
  • be ready to continue your studies and complete the Masters in Education (F70) with The Open University.

You will also acquire qualities and transferable skills that are highly prized by employers within education and related fields, such as: 

  • exercising initiative and personal responsibility
  • the ability to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations
  • the ability to draw on appropriate research and ethical understanding
  • the production of reports/outputs for academic and professional purposes.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Addressing inequality and difference in educational practice
  • Educational leadership: agency, professional learning and change 
  • Applied linguistics and English language
  • Learning and teaching: educating the next generation
  • Language, literacy and learning 
  • Educational leadership: exploring strategy
  • Understanding literacy: social justice and inclusive practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To study for this postgraduate diploma course you must hold a bachelors degree from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level.
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • You will be encouraged to relate the content of the modules to your own experiences therefore you will need access to an educational setting either through employment or other means such as volunteering and special arrangements for purposes of your study. Apart from schools and colleges, other organisations providing educational services – such as nursing education, youth, play, or early years work – could provide suitable settings to apply your learning and later carry out your dissertation. 

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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