12 months
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About

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

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Overview

 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 even 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
  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7

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.

  • 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). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3475 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3475 GBP per year during 12 months.

Funding

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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