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University of Essex Online

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Entry requirements

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our PG Dip Education programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

In order to satisfy the Work Experience Entry Route requirements for our PG Dip Education programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least two years’ teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting.

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

Develop your career and knowledge with our PG Dip Education, designed specifically for those working within teaching and education practices.

Building on the knowledge gained in our PG Cert programme, this course allows you to attain the skills and knowledge to engage in a range of practices to ensure ongoing professional development including critical reflection, research and enquiry, and participation in discourse with relevant communities of practice.

Throughout the programme you’ll work alongside fellow professionals to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to critically review academic literature and apply findings to practice, enhancing your own teaching and learning.

You’ll also develop key practical skills including the ability to use methods which facilitate and promote inclusivity in education and equality of opportunity for learners while also describing the key issues in and key skills required to perform a specialised non-teaching role.

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    16 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    16 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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