International Education PG Cert

2 years part-time distance learning, starting in September 2019

Take an indepth look at education research and practice.

This course is designed to enable you to learn in a way that fits with your own work priorities and commitments. You will learn how to reflect on your own practice, using your knowledge of the latest educational trends and developments, to inform and enhance the way you work.

Whether you are working as a teacher, lecturer, trainer, educational leader, manager or administrator - or aspiring to a career in international education - this course will provide a significant insight into the latest trends and leading-edge research, and how those impact on policy and practice in the context of international education.

It’s ideal if you already have teaching experience and wish to progress your career with a postgraduate level qualification.

Flexible study options

You can choose to study this course through:

  • Summer School
  • Study Centres
  • Distance Learning

You can choose to complete the course entirely though Distance Learning. We recommend you attend at least one face-to-face unit, so that you can benefit from working with tutors and other students, if you are able.

Graduate prospects

This course is ideal if you wish to progress your career within an international educational organisation. It will also help you when embarking on successful careers in teaching, lecturing or administration, especially in international education contexts.

Bath graduates from related postgraduate certificate courses have gone on to work as (or been promoted to):

  • teachers, leaders and administrators in schools around the world (national and international schools)
  • education roles in non government organisations
  • education roles in local and national government
  • roles in national and international education organisations including learning companies and awarding organisations

It may be possible for credits from this course to contribute to continued study towards the part-time MA Education.

Course structure

This course lasts 2 years. It starts in September 2019 and ends in 2021.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

This course lasts up to 2 years, and requires completion of 3 units.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Year 2

  • Educational enquiry (consisting of a reflective assignment drawing on both issues studied in the first two units and your own practice)

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

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.

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

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

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

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for postgraduate courses.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information


  • Course title
    International Education
  • Final award
    PG Cert
  • Mode of study
    Distance learning, part-time
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 July 2019
  • Overseas deadline
    31 July 2019
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

Course enquiries


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