Learn to share, build and evaluate professional practice and educational policy.
Designed for teachers currently working in schools and other educational settings, this course will enhance your understanding of educational practice.
Building on the skills you developed during your PGCE, you'll explore complex policy, pedagogical practice and educational research. You'll reflect on leadership and change management and engage critically with educational research to inform your own developing practice.
Studying for this postgraduate diploma should support you in further developing your career.
Our research is helping to shape the national curriculum and teacher recruitment, and develop our understanding of how we learn.
As you progress through the course, you'll have opportunities to apply your learning directly to your classroom and school.
The modules in this course are designed to complement the work you completed as part of your PGCE, and build on the professional experience and expertise you've gained in your work as a teacher.
You'll explore theories of leadership in education, getting to grips with the challenges of change management.
You'll also develop a core set of research skills, considering research design, methodologies, ethical issues and think about the importance of using educational research to improve your practice.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Part-time (2 years)
This is the year 1 fee. Fees for future years are subject to confirmation.
Students on a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
For courses which are longer than one year, the tuition fees quoted are for the first year of study. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase (no more than 2% each year).
UK (home) or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status
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Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2021/22 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)
We hope to deliver this course as advertised for 2021/22 entry, but it’s unclear when we’ll be able to return to a normal timetable. For an idea of how this course might be affected, see our changes for 2020/21 entry.
This course is a part-time blended learning programme that enables you to continue to work in an educational setting while you’re studying.
You'll take part in a number of workshops, seminars and interactive lectures held on campus on Saturdays.
You'll complete a lot of your learning online, using the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to access online lectures, videos and reading assignments.
We're a supportive and friendly department, and you'll be assigned a supervisor to help you progress through your course. When you're not on campus, you'll be able to contact your tutors through the VLE and email.
The Department of Education is based in Derwent College on Campus West.
We have designed this course so that you're only expected to come onto campus outside of your normal working hours. Outside of timetabled classes, you'll be able to access everything you need online.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You'll complete a range of assessments including essays and case studies.
You'll also complete a number of formative assessments, including presentations, group tasks and contributions to blogs and discussion boards. These assessments do not count towards your degree, but they will help you to understand how you're progress and give you an opportunity to receive feedback on your work.
This course should support you in further developing your career in education.
|Postgraduate degree||PGCE with 60 credits at Masters Level (Level 7)|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
You need to show that you have 1 year of professional experience after having completed your PGCE. You also need to provide a reference from your senior management team to prove that you are currently working in a school or educational setting.
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component|
|PTE Academic||61, minimum 55 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, minimum 169 in each component|
|TOEFL||87, minimum 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all requirements|
|Duolingo||110, minimum 100 in all other components|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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This course is designed for those who are already working as teachers. If you're just starting out on your journey to becoming a teacher, have a look at our PGCEs.
You can also study this course as a two-year Masters.
We offer a range of Masters courses in Education.
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