International Postgraduate Certificate of Education
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Progress your teaching career in international education, gain advanced educational theory and develop excellent classroom practice.
Delivered by Oxford Brookes University, this is an internationally-recognised online programme for teachers already involved in the international school sector. Our iPGCE will give you a global perspective on education, challenge your practice and boost your confidence.
Your learning will be underpinned by the expertise of our tutors and contemporary teaching theories in educating primary and secondary age students.
Please note that this course does not offer Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) or a licence to teach in the UK.
Teaching, learning and assessment draw on the different backgrounds, experience and knowledge of students and encourages critical reflection.
You’ll complete this part-time course online through the use of Oxford Brookes’ Moodle platform where you will be able to ask questions, get support and upload your work.
The programme provides a range of opportunities for learning; each week pre-recorded lectures and guided readings allow you to work to your own timetable. These are accompanied by interactive and collaborative opportunities including online forum discussions, collaborative padlets, Google docs, and shared presentations.
You’ll also have regular opportunities to meet online with fellow students and staff for discussion and collaborative activities via Zoom.
The programme is completed in one academic year.
You will be assessed for each course module separately. Assessment is coursework based, and includes:
- Individual essays
- seminar presentations
- project work
- investigative research.
You’ll be supported to achieve your best. You’ll get feedback from your tutors on formative tasks and you’ll have the chance to discuss your work in progress for peer evaluations and tutor feedback.
The School of Education, Humanities and Languages is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School's six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Applied Linguistics: multilingual international education; TESOL
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years.
Completion of the course shows commitment to professional development and leads to improved prospects for career progression in the international education sector.
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements:
- Minimum of 6.5 overall in reading and writing and 6 in listening and speaking)
- If you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) you will automatically meet our English language requirements
Pathways courses for international and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.
Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.