Entry requirements

You must hold 60 credits towards Masters Study. Additionally, you must:

  • receive a satisfactory reference from an academic and/ or professional person who can comment on their academic learning and/ or professional practice in learning and teaching.
  • provide a personal statement that clearly explains a rationale for wanting to complete an MA where learning and teaching is the focus.
  • provide evidence (via their previous qualification(s), personal statement and/ or reference) that earlier study contributing the 60 credits (above) was in an area relevant to learning and teaching practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have at least 60 masters level credits from Initial Teacher Education programme? Unsure what to do next but keen to make use of the credits, engage in professional development, and perhaps progress to a Masters?

Consider the part time PGDip Teaching Studies course at the University of Birmingham which provides a distinctive, research and practice focused programme to develop your educational based knowledge, understanding and skills.

  • Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the MA in Teaching Studies
  • The modules will be delivered through a blended learning format which includes a combination of online and distance learning, and face-to-face sessions.
  • Assignments can be tailored by you to suit your particular interests and career and professional development needs

The three modules on the PGDip Teaching Studies programme will allow you to identify and investigate aspects of professional practice as qualified teachers with the aim of improving that practice. The course normally runs as a one year programme and commences in September and ends in July.

The School of Education also offers a number of specialised Professional Development programmes which will enable you to further develop your career.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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