Taught course

Education and Learning MA / PGDip

Institution
University College Birmingham · School of Education, Health and Community
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Academic:

  • MA/MSc - A grade classification of 2:2 is required or international equivalent
  • PGDip - A grade classification of third-class is required or international equivalent
  • A subject related UK or International honours degree from a recognised institution

Work-Based:

  • We also consider applicants who are currently employed and wish to apply to UCB.
  • To apply, you must have 5 years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing.
  • A reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the programme team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered.

EU/international students:

Course Requirement

Ideally, you should be currently in relevant employment or voluntary work for a minimum of 8 hours per week. All students are required to complete an overall minimum requirement of 175 hours across two semesters. The Hired@UCB team will support successful applicants who are not able to secure an appropriate role during enrolment.

Additional

Students must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) before starting this course. UCB will co-ordinate and fund the completion of the DBS check. All students must follow UCB’s Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practice.

If your degree is not related and you do not have relevant managerial work experience please contact admissions, so that we can discuss your application on an individual basis before you apply.

If you have any queries, please email:

Months of entry

January, September

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).

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/postgraduate/fees-and-scholarships/postgraduate-tuition-fees.aspx
International students
https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx

Fees (Home/EU) View tuition fees Fees (International) View tuition fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pg@ucb.ac.uk
Phone
0121 604 1040