Education, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
16 months
6213 GBP/year
6083 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Education PG Dip programme from University of Essex Online might be the course for you if you want to enhance your current teaching or are you passionate about developing your teaching strategies.

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Within this Education PG Dip programme from University of Essex Online , there will be opportunities for you to reflect on your current teaching or training role and examine how educational theory relates to practice. You will also be able to explore an area of interest within teaching and learning through engagement with research and academic literature.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • an introductory overview of the historical and philosophical context in which educational practice sits
  • fundamental principles of assessment and key issues in contemporary educational assessment practice
  • An overview of educational research and the review of literature
  • how people learn and the consequent implications for best practice
  • the knowledge and skills needed to apply a learning analytics approach to the analysis of data

There is also an opportunity to study one of three optional modules should you be interested in developing content, or assessment, or have an interest in management.

Once you have completed our Postgraduate Diploma in Education you have the option to progress onto our Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme. (180 credits)

Career opportunities:

This Education program from University of Essex Online is an ideal stepping stone for qualified teachers to expand and enhance their professional development in order to access senior leadership roles.

Due to a broad range of subjects covered on this course and opportunity to specialise in diverse professional contexts and practices, this advanced degree diploma will also support career development of students with some teaching or educational experience.

Students will have an opportunity to improve their professional practice and attain leadership roles in their chosen career paths as teachers, lecturers, training advisers and administrators, special education professionals, policy developers, researchers, local government and healthcare trainers as well as other related professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning & Teaching
  • Delivering Effective Teaching and Learning 
  • Educational Assessment 
  • Using Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment 
  • The Role of Research and Academic Literature in Developing Practice 
  • Learning Analytics 
  • The Science of Learning – practical implications for teaching

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date, but we recommend preparing and submitting your application in advance of your chosen intake.


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Dip Education, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Dip Education, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least two years’ teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6213 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8285 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    6083 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8111 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


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