Management Education PGCert

Key information

Start date: January 2020

Distance-learning: 6 months

Start date: June 2020

Distance-learning: 6 months

Why choose this course

If you’re already able to inspire others while leading a department or division, our PGCert in Management Education could help you transition into the captivating world of teaching.

On this course, you’ll learn through Surrey Business School’s Centre for Management Learning, a pioneering hub of research in the theory and practice of management. You’ll receive relevant and industry-informed teaching, preparing you for a successful career in educating the next generation of management talent.

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What you will study

Created to give professional managers a route into teaching, this PGCert is the first postgraduate course of its kind in the UK to offer a credit-bearing qualification.

Taught by distance learning, this course will teach you how to use your hard-earned knowledge and experience to motivate others within a teaching environment.

Over the course of six months, you’ll gain the necessary skills and know-how to inspire the next generation of managers. On graduation, you’ll have the understanding and confidence required to teach in higher education or as an independent management learning consultant.

Convenient, accessible and in-depth, your studies will involve a combination of our virtual learning environment, personal advisers and a three-day summer school to conclude the course.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:

Timetable

New students will receive their personalised timetable in Welcome Week, and in subsequent semesters, two weeks prior to the start of semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

Entry requirements

A 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification, with at least five years work experience in a management or middle management role. Alternatively, we'll also consider you if you have evidence of relevant continuing professional development and at least seven year's experience in a management role.

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each sub-section.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Start date: January 2020

Distance-learning

UK/EU £4,300

Overseas £4,300

Start date: June 2020

Distance-learning

UK/EU £4,300

Overseas £4,300

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2020-21 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
  • If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.
  • Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements. 

Funding

You may be able to borrow money to help pay your tuition fees and support you with your living costs. Find out more about student finance.

Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) as a guide as to what to expect.
 
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.

Contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

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Address

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