Taught course

Education with Specialisms

Institution
Ulster University · School of Education
Qualifications
PGDipMEd

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally:

(a) have gained

(i) a degree from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma or an approved alternative qualification, e.g. a professional qualification; and

(b) be currently working in a teaching or training environment

(please note: the PGDip/MEd with Specialisms does not qualify you as a teacher)

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Master of Education degree is a professional development course for teachers and other adult educators, who wish to update their knowledge and qualifications. The award has been developed in conjunction with the teaching community and is designed to ensure you will have the opportunity to explore contemporary issues in education which impact upon your own professional practice. The full Master’s programme will normally take you up to 3 years to complete, but you can exit with the Postgraduate Certificate (normally after 1 year) or Postgraduate Diploma (normally after 2 years).

If you are currently working in a teaching or training environment and you wish to build on the qualifications and experience you already have, then this course is for you. You will enter at the Postgraduate Diploma level and undertake modules worth 120 credits for your Postgraduate Diploma award and a further 60 credits for your MEd award.

If, after completing 60 credits, you wish to exit the course, you can do so with a Postgraduate Certificate award.

This is summarised below:

  • Year 1

Award: Postgraduate Certificate (exit award only)

Modules: 2 modules of 30 credits

Accumulated credits: 60

  • Year 2

Award: Postgraduate Diploma

Modules: 2 modules of 30 credits

Accumulated credits: 120

  • Year 3

Award: MEd

Modules: 1 modules of 60 credits (Dissertation)
or

2 modules of 30 credits to include the Research Project module

Accumulated credits: 180

Please note that this award does not qualify you as a teacher.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

MEd

part time
36 months
distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Stephen Roulston
Email
s.roulston@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 28 7012 4241