Durham University

Durham University

Practice of Education

The Postgraduate Certificate in the Practice of Education is a flexible part-time programme comprising 60 Masters-level credits: one research methods module plus another module chosen from a list of optional modules also offered on our MA in Education programme. With the option of transferring to the MA in Education upon successful completion of both modules, this programme is ideal for those who wish to sample postgraduate study prior to committing to a full Masters degree programme. Teaching has previously been delivered through intensive teaching weekends scheduled around (Durham) school half-term holidays making the programme suitable for those working full-time.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree at 2:1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.

Course modules

Over the course of a year students study a compulsory 30 credit module, Research Methods in Education, plus one 30 credit optional module.

Core Modules:
Research Methods in Education,
Optional Modules:
Students must select 30 credits from a small list of optional modules. In previous years these have included:

21st Century Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning (30 credits),
Arts in Education (30 credits),
Curriculum Analysis (30 credits),
Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Purposeful Thought (30 credits),
Intercultural and International Education (30 credits),
Intercultural Communication (30 credits),
Policy Studies (30 credits),
Psychology of the Learner (30 credits),
Special Educational Needs and Inclusion: Rhetoric or Reality? (30 credits),
Teaching and Learning in Science (30 credits).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time October 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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School of Education
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