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Postgraduate Certificate in International Education (PGCiE)

University of Bath · Department of Education

Entry requirements

You should have:

  • a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above, or
  • a degree that is not a 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) plus at least 2 years of relevant experience in a relevant field or sector, or
  • a teaching qualification (gained after at least the equivalent of 2 satisfactory years of higher education) plus at least 2 years of relevant experience in a relevant field or sector

Months of entry


Course content

Study education at an advanced level in an international context.

International education is becoming increasingly important for many national and international schools worldwide. If you are a teacher, lecturer, or leader in this field - or looking to take on such a role - our Postgraduate Certificate in International Education (PGCiE) course can provide you with essential skills and knowledge to boost your career.

You will study education at an advanced level in an international context with a focus on key issues that influence curricula across the planet. Throughout the course, you will explore current education topics and how to embed them positively within your professional practice.

Gain key skills

You will leave this course with:

  • demonstratable analysis and critical thinking skills
  • enhanced professional practice abilities
  • a greater theoretical understanding of current educational issues
  • an improved awareness of educational issues relating to sustainability and global citizenship
  • greater knowledge of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), allowing you to better understand global challenges and how to address them through education
Graduate prospects

With an enhanced understanding of international education and related issues, and a specialist qualification in this field, you will be in a strong position to develop your career.

While this course does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, a specialist postgraduate qualification in international education is regarded by many schools to be important for teaching or leading in an international context.

There is also the option to continue your studies with the part-time MA Education and a doctoral qualification, such as our part-time Doctor of Education (EdD).

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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