We offer a number of courses in educational technology and practice but, at present, they are at postgraduate level only. If you're ready to study at this level, visit our postgraduate education pages to see the courses and qualifications available.
If you aren't yet ready to study at this specialised postgraduate level, there are still a number of options. You might be interested in some of the undergraduate courses and qualifications that we offer in education. Alternatively, if it's the technology aspects of education that interest you, you could also visit Information and Communication Technologies for details about undergraduate courses and qualifications in this subject.
If you're already working in education you might find our Professional Development in Education pages interesting. And, finally, if you’re thinking about initial teacher training and education opportunities, you might also want to look at our PGCE pages.
Undergraduate or bachelors degrees are nationally recognised qualifications consisting of academic study designed to help you gain a thorough understanding of a subject.
For a degree in a named subject, such as business studies or humanities, you'll study mainly in your chosen subject, although you may be able to include some modules from other subjects.
With The Open University you could also study an Open degree where you can combine a range of modules from similar or different subjects to suit either your particular career or personal interests.
You can use a degree to:
A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) is equivalent to two thirds of an honours degree. They are nationally recognised qualifications focusing either on a particular job or profession, or academic study.
DipHEs are designed to increase the professional and technical skills of staff within a profession or extend your knowledge and understanding of a particular subject. A DipHE shows that you are capable of extended study at university level.
You can use a DipHE to:
The Diploma of Higher Education might be of particular interest to those living and working in Scotland.
A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) is a nationally recognised qualification focusing on either a particular job or profession, or academic study. Equivalent to the first year of a full honours degree, they are the most basic level of qualification that can be gained in higher education and show that you are capable of studying successfully at university level.
You can use a CertHE to:
There are two ways to start a qualification. If you haven’t studied for a long time or need to build your confidence, beginning your studies with an Access module may be the right choice for you.
Choose a qualification to find out more.
If you already have a degree, you may want to see postgraduate courses and qualifications in Education.
If you live outside of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Europe, please visit our website for international students.
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