The Professional Studies programme is designed to enable students to tailor the content of their qualification to suit their own needs and interests. Students can choose from the range of available Postgraduate and Professional Development modules and build their qualification in a way that suits them best.
Some students who begin their studies on the Professional Studies programme choose later to transfer to a more specialised course of study, having gained a taste of some of the areas of study on offer. Others prefer the flexibility that Professional Studies offers in its own right. Students who wish to pursue this route should know that some modules are restricted to particular programmes of study. If you wish to register for a Professional Studies award you should indicate on the application form which modules you wish to study. You will then be given further guidance as your application is considered.
Below, is a list of the modules likely to be available for 2012-13. It should be noted that module availability may vary from year to year and some programmes may run in the evenings, whilst others are scheduled for daytime. Prospective students should check on module availability and timings before making module choice decisions. Individual programmes can be planned in advance with the Programme coordinator. However such plans can be flexible, to take account of any new modules that may become available.
Examples of the modules to date from which students may choose are:
Communicative Language Teaching Syllabus Design and Assessment
Curriculum Design in Global Contexts
Curriculum and Approaches for children with Autism
Education as an International Issue
Human Rights, Citizen and the Environment
Introduction to Speech and Language Difficulties
Introduction to Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Language, Discourse and Society
Leadership for School Improvement
Personal and Professional Skills for Education Management
Policy, Practice and Provision for Special Educational Needs
School Observation, Evaluation and Supervision
Second Language Learning
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD)
Special Educational needs of Children with Autism
In addition to the above modules there are also available the following:
Single Module Special Study (individual support) (20 cr.)
Double Module Special Study (individual support) (40 cr.)
These are individual project modules, usually based around an aspect of special educational needs, which may be undertaken in the individual student’s work setting, or they may entail literature-based study. Supervision is by the tutor most appropriate for the chosen areas of study, with that tutor’s agreement.
Suggested general reading list
Arthur, J. And Peters, A. (eds) The Routledge Companion to Education London: Routledge
Recommended reading will depend on modules studied and will be advised on enrolment.
Fees and funding
Fees Home/EU 2013-2014
Code 2737 AdCert full time £1,950
Code 2761 BPhil full time £3,900
Code 2818 PGCert full time £1,710
Code 2839 PGDip full time £3,420
Code 2876 MEd full time £5,130
Code 2930 MA full time £5,130
Fees are based on students studying 60 credits per year on part-time programmes. Students who complete more than 60 credits in a year will be charged an additional fee.
The fees shown above are annual fees for students starting their courses September in 2013. Please note that where courses last more than one year, the annual fees for subsequent years on the course may increase due to inflation.
Fees Overseas 2013-2014
Please view our Fees for International Students page for further details.
Learn more about fees and funding
Funding for part-time students
From September 2012, the UK Government will provide non-means tested loans to cover the full cost of part-time tuition for all eligible English resident or non UK EU undergraduates. Find out more about the funding for part-time students.
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. More details may be found on the international scholarships page
For further information contact the School directly or the Student Funding Office via online enquiries.
Please refer directly to the School of Education entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
How to apply
Learn more about applying
When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages