Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education Studies

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies

Course overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education Studies (PDPES) is designed to meet your in-career professional development needs while working in an educational setting. It combines academic study with the development of professional reflective practice and also provides you with a sound foundation for progression to the Master of Education. The programme offers a range of elective modules and high degree of flexibility and personal programming, including provision for recognition of your prior learning and experience (RPL).

 

The PDPES provides participants from a range of professional backgrounds with the opportunity to explore advances in education theory, policy and practice.


You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives on your professional practice and/or organisational context in collaboration with the programme team and other participants. There is a strong emphasis on developing the skills of academic writing, literature searching and the acquisition of transferable skills, including critical analysis and communication skills.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (a) Primary degree (NQAI Level 7 or 8) and (b) Teaching qualification or equivalent (NQAI Level 8 or 9) and (c) Teaching or relevant experience

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: Course not on offer for entry 2012

ECTS weighting: 60

Average intake: 23

Closing date: Course not on offer for Entry 2013.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The PDPES aims to provide participants from a range of professional backgrounds with the opportunity to explore advances in education theory, policy and practice. Participants will explore theoretical perspectives on their professional practice and/or organisational context in collaboration with the programme team and other course participants. There is a strong emphasis on development of skills of academic writing, literature searching and the acquisition of transferable skills, including critical analysis and communication skills. Special emphasis is placed on the promotion of reflective practice.

 

The programme is organised on a modular basis and combines a taught element with reflective professional practice in the field of education. It comprises three components, totalling 60 ECTS credits.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

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PAC code

GYA48

Fees for this course

Current students

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Past students

PDPES student 2008/09

"I felt it renewed my interest and confidence in teaching. It opened doors to many different topics of interest with regards to research and I got to meet lots of great people!"