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Professional Studies in Education, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
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. 

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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Academic 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.

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

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

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