Taught course

Teaching in Lifelong Learning (Top-up)

University of Huddersfield · Department of Education and Community Studies

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are typically:

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

• A Postgraduate Diploma in Education or equivalent award, such as a PGCE containing 120 credits at Masters level, or a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field and evidence of successful teaching experience .

In addition you must also:

• Evidence of an appropriate level of understanding of educational research methods

• Experience of teaching, training or working in a relevant organisation in lifelong learning or in a related sector

• Complete a satisfactory interview

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups. These are the usual entry requirements. We do however encourage those with different or older qualifications to apply. Please contact us to discuss your particular circumstances.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is designed to develop deeper intellectual engagement with current issues relating the design, delivery, evaluation and administration of educational programmes in the Lifelong Learning sector. It aims to enhance the professional standing and critical understanding of those working in the sector in a range of professional roles.

The course operates as a Top-up to previous achievement at postgraduate level and requires you to undertake a single 60 credit dissertation module. Previous experience and appropriate level understanding of educational research methods for example, previous achievement in a postgraduate level research methods module, is essential.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:

• A case study of youth disaffection at an independent alternative school in North West England.

• A critical evaluation of the efficacy of Restorative Practice (RP) in place at a high school in a northern city in the United Kingdom.

Fees and funding

UK students
For information about part time fees, please see Fees and Finance.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries (D370)
+44 (0)1484 478249