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Course summary

The PgC Education Studies course enables educational practitioners to formally engage in focused study with meaning and purpose to refine their goals in the profession and their work in their educational setting. It is based on an informed and critical approach to the academic study of education and is intended to reflect both the desires and ambitions of postgraduate students and the philosophical traditions and current development in the field. The Postgraduate Certificate Education Studies course is an innovative programme designed for practising professionals and managers in educational settings who wish to focus on their professional development alongside a postgraduate qualification. The course is available to graduates with appropriate vocational qualifications and is studied in-service (1-2 years part-time).

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Education and Training Foundation

Entry requirements

A 2:2 minimum classification or equivalent from undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level. Have access to practice. The “access to practice” criteria are: 1. Access to teaching and/or supporting teaching and learning in a relevant statutory, private, voluntary and/or independent setting with a direct responsibility for learning within their educational setting; 2. Students will be required to complete at least 225 hours in practice while on the course. Applicants without this qualification, but who have substantial relevant professional experience, may also be considered.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) is required in addition to GCSE English Language where English is not the students' first language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £915* Module
Northern Ireland £915* Module
Scotland £915* Module
Wales £915* Module

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education Studies at University of Suffolk - UCAS