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Postgraduate Diploma in Education   APPLY

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level POST-GRADUATE
  Duration 1-2 years full-time, 2-4 years part-time
  Intake Feb / June / Sept / Nov
  Tution Fees N/A

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

The overall purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to you and your organisation. 

 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education requires candidates to complete four taught modules with a total value of 120 credits.

The 30-credit module Practice Based Inquiry is compulsory for this qualification. This is the only compulsory module. For the remainder of the credits, you can choose from any of the School of Education’s other postgraduate taught modules, including any Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) module, any Special and Inclusive Education (SIE) module and any TESOL module. 

Modules are typically taught over two successive weekends, or over one long weekend. Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words (or equivalent).

To complete the programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. 

Typical core module

Practice Based Inquiry 

The content will involve you in active critical consideration of participating in and leadership of practitioner inquiry in relation to professional context mapping and workplace learning.

These processes will be achieved through: 

  • conceptualising different kinds of practitioner inquiry relevant to work-based understanding and development (purposes, processes, contexts, dilemmas, outcomes).
  • examining a range of approaches to educational inquiry, with an emphasis on action research.
  • developing an inquiry into your professional context. 
     

Typical elective modules

You may pick any THREE modules from: 

  1. MA Education Leadership and Management at https://www.nottingham.edu.my/Study/Postgraduate-courses/Education/Educational-Leadership-and-Management-MA.aspx
  2. MA Special and Inclusive Education at https://www.nottingham.edu.my/Study/Postgraduate-courses/Education/Education-Special-and-Inclusive-Education-MA.aspx
  3. MA TESOL at https://www.nottingham.edu.my/Study/Postgraduate-courses/Education/Education-Teaching-English-to-Speakers-of-Other-Languages-MA.aspx

Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Relevant experience may be required for some of the modules. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

Malaysians applying as a matured student without the standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant work experience (and have successfully passed APEL’s assessment through Malaysian Qualifications Agency) may be considered for an entry at the Postgraduate Certificate Level. Admission is at the discretion of the School.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

This course can aid the development of educational careers across a range of institutions. It offers insights into key educational issues that are useful to leaders, managers, teachers and others with an interest in education. It offers broader insights than our other MA programmes, and allows students to tailor their studies to their own specific professional needs.

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