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International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE)

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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    UK/EU/International: £2,550*
    *Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

  • Last Updated

    05 August 2019

The iPGCE programme is designed to support students who already have or are currently working towards qualified teacher status in their home country. The programme provides appropriate Level 7 study and a qualification that is the foundation of good professional understanding and practice, complementing the teacher qualification appropriate to the country of residence.

This internationally recognised postgraduate qualification will be unique in its flexibility, it will allow you to study a number of optional areas such as applied pedagogy, evaluating learning, and curriculum challenges, from an international perspective. Furthermore, there will be an option to undertake a module dedicated to inclusion and understanding differences, a highly topical area in the modern teaching environment.

By studying this postgraduate qualification, you will be gaining valuable knowledge relevant to all subjects and curricula, encouraging you to consider new ways of understanding teaching, learning and education in an international context.

Study at an institution with an excellent reputation in Education

The University of Derby provides high quality teacher education, as reflected in our awards of OFSTED Outstanding in Primary and Further Education phases, and Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework. These are both government assessment bodies in the UK.

This, coupled with University of Derby Online Learning’s (UDOL) reputation in online learning design and student support, means that this programme will offer a high quality experience to learners.

Three intakes

This programme has 3 intake per academic year: September, January and May.

Visit the International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) page on the University of Derby Online Learning website for more details!





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