International Education at University of Bath - UCAS

Course summary

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).

Assessment method


  • Video materials
  • Online resources
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Coursework
  • Essay(s)
  • Presentation
  • Portfolio(s)
  • Reflective assessment
Set exercises

Entry requirements

British qualifications You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above in an appropriate subject or a degree that is not a 2:1 or above plus at least 2 years 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 or an advanced diploma in education and at least 2 years of relevant experience. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements. For this course, alternative ways of demonstrating English language proficiency through professional experience may be available. For example, if you're a class teacher, teaching in English, on an International Baccalaureate programme or similar in a recognised English-medium international school (an IB World School) and you have been teaching in such a school for at least two years. If you think this might apply to you, please describe your experience clearly in your application. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages:
International Education at University of Bath - UCAS