12 months
8168 EUR/year
8168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Education (International) programme from University of Birmingham Dubai is a 60 credit M-level professional development programme for those working in educational settings keen to develop their practice. On the PGCEi you will be able to develop specialised areas of expertise based on your own educational context.


On the Education (International) programme from University of Birmingham Dubai you will:

  • Work independently to develop your practice through a process of critical reflection  
  • Collaborate with and draw on experiences from your peers as education practitioners across the world as well as academics who are specialists in their field of Learning and Teaching
  • Develop as a critically reflective practitioner in both your domestic context and internationally
  • Benefit from a flexible blended approach to learning through in-person and asynchronous workshops and seminars, access to digital resources supplemented by University Tutor input
  • Be part of a research-informed professional learning community conducting research and enquiry to review and improve practice with an emphasis on the ‘teacher-researcher’
  • Develop your own specialist areas of expertise through research on learning theories and associated pedagogy, curriculum design and other practice-focused assignments.


The PGCEi has been designed to provide a firm foundation in theory and evidence in relation to both well-researched and emerging and issues in education for those who are looking to pursue further academic study and professional development, whilst continuing with their existing role within an educational setting. 

With a strong focus on connecting research to practice, evaluating and reflecting key theories in relation to own experience in context and innovative approaches to pedagogy, the PGCEi also provides a firm basis for students wishing to pursue further study on our MA suite of programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education, curriculum design, planning and social justice 
  • Pedagogy, Learning and Assessment
  • Educational research: Action research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered by the University of Birmingham Dubai, you will need to meet our entry requirements. This is a professional learning programme which requires students to have prior and current experience of working within an educational context.

All applicants must have:

  • A degree (equivalent to a UK Bachelors Degree of at least 2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded.
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 - 700 words) on your motivation and commitment in pursuing this programme of study
  • A position of employment within an educational setting in the UAE for the duration of the PGCEi programme
  • Two references. Preferably one academic (previous university tutor for example) and one professional that confirms your current role in an educational setting, evidencing your motivation and commitment to undertake further study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8168 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8168 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

AED 33,301 

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /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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