Taught course

Education and Learning

University College Birmingham · School of Education and Community

Entry requirements

You will require a relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution.

Ideally, you should be in relevant employment or voluntary work for a minimum of 8 hours per week.

Students who are not in relevant employment, will be required to complete a practical placement as part of the course, for a minimum of 8 hours per week (with an overall minimum requirement of 175 hours across two semesters), and complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to enhance the academic and professional profile of practicing teachers, trainers and graduates working in a range of learning and teaching-related disciplines and situations, including community-based settings and formal and informal education.

You will further develop your advanced skillset and learn how to efficiently deal with complex issues that may arise in the learning environment. You will also hone your analytical skills, evaluating research and studies surrounding education, learning and curriculum.

The opportunity to undertake detailed exploration of education and learning-related issues is provided, enabling you to apply what you have learned to practice in the workplace and to support field research.

If you have a PGCE with 60 credits, you can use these credits towards the course, meaning you could complete the course in 18 months (part-time).

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
30 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions