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Professional development for educational practitioners

Enhance your knowledge and practise at one of the UK's top  three (Guardian University League Table 2018) educational providers. At the Institute of Education, we focus on training you to excel in your career, not just to simply pass the course.

Whether you want to learn on a part-time or a full-time basis, we offer a range of flexible postgraduate courses to fit in and around your work and life commitments.

Graduates: want to develop professionally?

If you have an undergraduate degree and want to enhance your skills and deepen your educational knowledge, there are several different routes available to you.

Want to gain a master's qualification?

Our super flexible programme of master's level modules can be tailored to suit your own interests. Modules can be taken singularly - postgraduate diploma - or as part of an award bearing course, a master's for instance.

Want to work within early years?

If you have limited experience of working with children from birth to age five, but are looking to pursue a career working in early years we offer a 12-month full-time programme for graduates.

Ready to study beyond a master's?

We offer two different routes for those wanting to pursue a doctorate: the PhD in Education and the EdD (Doctorate in Education). Both degrees are research-led but the PhD focuses more on the independent study of a particular subject whereas the EdD is for educational practitioners who want study the nature of educational practice.

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