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PGDip Teaching Studies

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.

Quick Facts

Part-Time Duration: TBA
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: TBA
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 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 Teaching Studies course at the University of Birmingham 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.

Courses included:

  • Learning, teaching and research
  • Curriculum development and research
  • Team work and mentoring
  • Progression

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


PGDip Teaching Studies graduates can progress onto the MA Teaching Studies programme. Continuing professional development aids teachers’ prospects for promotion.


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.

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