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The School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield offers a range of teacher training and taught postgraduate courses. Plus, we supervise research degrees across a whole host of related subject areas to ensure this ever-evolving sector is continuously developed by a professional workforce.
We’ve been developing great teachers since 1947. Today we train over 1,500 teachers every year within the School together with our local and national partners.
You’ll be taught and supported by an outstanding team. In fact, we’ve been ranked in the top ten in the Guardian Guide for Education 2017 for the seventh year running. All our courses are developed with the involvement of professional partners from the field. These partners continue to be actively involved in course development through supporting student placements, participating in guest lectures and committees.
Our staff also bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. Many are prominent researchers and are actively involved in looking at new policies and development projects.
Our professional network includes links with schools, colleges, early years settings, local authorities, youth services, youth offending teams and careers service organisations. These links not only offer you real-life experience whilst you’re studying, but play a major role in developing course content through collaboration and guest lectures.
Many of our courses are also professionally recognised and endorsed by bodies including the National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Career Development Institute (CDI).
We’ve a reputation for delivering consistently outstanding educational research. In fact, in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an impressive 94% of our research was deemed to be world class or of international significance. Research is integral to our reputation for developing the best and brightest professionals whilst also addressing the needs of employers and the community.
All our research is fed directly back into course content and shared across our academic community.
Outstanding teaching, access to our wide ranging professional networks plus the latest research findings all help ensure our students are able to equip themselves with the most relevant knowledge and skills needed within the workplace.
Many of our courses are offered on a flexible full- or part-time basis to ensure you’re able to work toward your qualification around your existing commitments
By choosing to study with the University of Huddersfield you’ll join an inspiring, passionate and committed community focused on making your studies as enjoyable, rewarding and successful as possible.
Education Studies and Continuing Professional Development
Pursue a career working within the education and training sectors or aspiring to develop your practice, explore new ideas and bring about change.
Youth, Community and Guidance
Pursue or advance your career working alongside young people, adults and their communities and gain a professionally endorsed qualification alongside your University of Huddersfield award, which could give you the edge when applying for jobs.
We offer an exciting range of postgraduate courses that will help you to develop the skills and understanding needed to become an outstanding teacher.
So whether you’re interested in teaching early years and primary children, want to inspire secondary school students or share your professional skills with learners in the lifelong learning (post-16) sectors, then we’ve got the professional training course to help you on your way. We also work with a range of local School Direct partners for those interested in training to become primary and secondary school teachers via this route.
To help you put theory into practice we use our close links with schools, colleges, early years settings and local authorities. And when you’re not out on placement you’ll be studying in one of our well-equipped teaching rooms containing the latest audio-visual kit and whiteboards, and open access computing suites. We also offer a range of specialist facilities, including mock primary and early years classrooms, a science lab and music room.
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This course is for those seeking a professional qualification in Career Guidance. You’ll take the Qualification in Career Development (QCD) - the nationally recognised professional qualification awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI) - alongside the MA. Read more
This course is for those seeking a professional qualification in Career Guidance. You’ll take the Qualification in Career Development (QCD) - the nationally recognised professional qualification awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI). Read more
Current government reforms in education are focused on early childhood development and the importance of high quality early years provision in preparing young children for the best start in life. Read more
On this course you’ll examine different theoretical explanations for the nature and occurrence of domestic extremism and terrorism and will aim to critically examine how policy approaches to countering extremism and promoting community cohesion have addressed and impacted on policy and practice within various educational sectors. Read more
In this course you’ll explore the variety of perspectives on and approaches to education.You’ll critically analyse how different institutions, societies and cultures define the key concepts of education, what is considered valuable knowledge and how it is learned. Read more
On this course you’ll explore the increasingly international nature of higher education. You’ll analyse the impact of globalisation on education policy and examine the dominant patterns of education that have arisen in response to the pressures of globalisation and global institutions. Read more
If you’re currently in a position of responsibility either in the education or public service sector and would like to take on more of a leadership role, then this course could be for you. Read more
This course will allow you to critically engage with current thinking about inclusive and special education. You'll study the changing cultural and historical attitudes to disability and reflect on the social changes that have encompassed disability rights, human rights and equality. Read more
In this course you’ll have the opportunity to focus on the use of technology in your particular field, develop technical skills, including blogs, wikis and other social media tools, to deepen your understanding of frameworks and how technology can enhance and support learning. Read more
In this course you will consider the practice of VET from an international perspective. You will explore different philosophical stances on VET and examine the social, political and economic contexts including globalisation. Read more
You’ll extend your knowledge and understanding of the ideology and theory underpinning informal education with young people. You’ll have the opportunity to build your skills, specifically focusing on learning strategies, effective personal development, research and evaluation. Read more