Inspire and motivate with our highly regarded postgraduate courses in education

Whatever your ambitions in Education, Liverpool John Moores University will provide you with the skills and confidence to inspire and motivate learners.

Our School of Education has a well-established reputation for delivering postgraduate courses for educators and initial teacher training programmes. This expertise is reflected in the outstanding feedback we receive from students every year. LJMU is one of a small number of universities offering a PGDE (Postgraduate Diploma in Education), providing graduates with more Masters credits than a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) for the same cost and duration of study. This means that graduates of our PGDE can complete a Masters degree more easily once in employment, as the Masters credits already acquired mean that only a dissertation is required.

Our academic team is made up of successful teachers who maintain strong links with schools, local authorities, national CPD networks and professional bodies. This helps to ensure you receive the most up-to-date training and key insights into the field, during your course. Staff offer a wide range of expertise and contribute to the development of national education policy and government initiatives. They are also helping to shape policies relating to curriculum development, school leadership and governance plus initial teacher training.

Primary ITT
PGDE Primary (Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1, 3-7 years) with QTS
PGDE Primary (General, Key Stage ½, 5-11 years) with QTS
PGDE Primary with Mathematics Specialism (5-11 years) with QTS
PGDE Primary with Physical Education Specialism (5-11 years) and QTS

Secondary ITT
Art and Design PGDE Secondary with QTS
Biology PGDE Secondary with QTS
Chemistry PGDE Secondary with QTS
Computer Science PGDE Secondary with QTS
Design and Technology (Product Design or Food) PGDE Secondary with QTS
English PGDE Secondary with QTS
Geography PGDE Secondary with QTS
History PGDE Secondary with QTS
Mathematics PGDE Secondary with QTS
Media Studies PGDE Secondary with QTS
Modern Foreign Languages PGDE Secondary with QTS
Performing Arts (Dance) PGDE Secondary with QTS
Performing Arts (Drama) PGDE Secondary with QTS
Physical Education PGDE Secondary with QTS
Physics PGDE Secondary with QTS
Physics with Mathematics PGDE Secondary with QTS
Religious Education PGDE Secondary with QTS

School Direct
School Direct Initial Teacher Training (salaried) with QTS
School Direct Primary Initial Teacher Training (tuition fee) with QTS
School Direct Secondary Initial Teacher Training (tuition fee) with QTS

Courses for Educators
Digital Literacies and Learning MA
Education, Globalisation and Social Change MA
Education Practice MA
International Approaches to Early Childhood Education MA
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) PgCert

Funding information

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Open to applicants from a range of countries
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