Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Professional Practice in Education

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

24 months
785 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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This Professional Practice in Education programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is all about critically engaging with your professional practice. It’s ideal for anyone working in Higher Education, Further Education and the Skills Sector, and broader educational settings.

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Our aim is to support your professional development as a reflective researcher, within a collaborative research community.

You can opt to study our PGDip Professional Practice in Education as your end goal, or as the first stage of a full MEd qualification.

Why study with us

We’ll build on your research confidence and enable progression to further research activity.

Learn from experienced staff with research or practice in Further or Higher Education, in the areas of teaching and learning, professional development or education.

The Professional Practice in Education programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has exceptionally high retention and completion figures, with most students progressing to the MEd.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodologies and Methods
  • Designing and Planning your Research Project
  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Teaching, Learning & Assessrnent
  • Enhancing Professional Practice
  • Professional Development
  • The Critical Professional 
  • Curriculum Design

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject
  • Participants will normally be employed by the University of Central Lancashire or in an associated Higher Education Institute or college of Further Education or other educational institution
  • Applicants must have demonstrated ability to cope with master’s level study through previous qualifications
  • A teaching qualification such as Postgraduate Certificate of Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is normally required
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning for the programme will be available for participants with previous appropriate Level 7 credits in education or a closely related field
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • Applicants must be able to produce original certificates to prove their English language level

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    785 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 GBP per module during 24 months.

 £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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