Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Education

This course is suitable for teachers, lecturers or trainers who are keen to boost their professional qualifications and knowledge. It may also appeal to someone who is simply interested in the field of education. Highly flexible, this is an option for anyone who wants the opportunity to study without having to give up their job. It can be tailored to suit your particular needs, but if you are thinking of swapping your current career for a move into teaching please be aware that this course does not qualify you to teach. This course is designed to appeal to people working across the educational spectrum, from early years, primary, secondary and further education to those employed in higher education. It will also suit people working in private training organisations. Its depth and flexibility offers you the chance to personalise what you learn to suit your aspirations. You will do this by studying some taught modules and others which you negotiate with your tutor. Modules explore current issues in education, leadership and management, change and improvement, as well as flexible portfolio, reflection and research opportunities, leading on to a final dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent qualification, or professional experience that equates to degree level. All suitably-qualified candidates will normally be interviewed and selection will be based on ability to benefit from and contribute to the course of study. Exemption from some modules may be granted for appropriate prior learning, including credits gained on a PGCE course. We welcome applications from mature students and from members of communities traditionally under-represented in higher education.

Course modules

Stage 1 modules (PgCert): reflecting on professional practice; developing professional enquiry skills. Stage 2 modules (PgDip): change management in education; coaching and mentoring in education; current issues in education; management and leadership in education; managing educational improvement; research in professional practice; enhancing professional practice. Stage 3 modules (MA): dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework, such as a written account, or a portfolio.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 415 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 415 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 415 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 415 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 415 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time February 2017 GBP 415 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time February 2017 GBP 415 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time February 2017 GBP 415 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time February 2017 GBP 415 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time February 2017 GBP 415 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 400 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 400 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 400 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 400 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time February 2017 GBP 400 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time February 2017 GBP 400 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time February 2017 GBP 400 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time February 2017 GBP 400 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time February 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City North Campus Birmingham B42 2SU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595