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Professional Studies in Education

The Open University UK

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
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3240 GBP/year
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About

This Professional Studies in Education course from The Open University UK gives an introduction to postgraduate study in the field of education and offers the opportunity to explore one topic in detail. 

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Overview

The modules in the Professional Studies in Education course from The Open University UK available 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 certificate 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 the first stepping stone towards 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 qualification 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
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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To study for this postgraduate certificate course you must hold a bachelors degree from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3240 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3240 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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