Postgraduate Study

Undertaking postgraduate study can offer a number of benefits, including being an opportunity to build on your knowledge and specialise in an area of study. 

There are various routes to postgraduate study, and at different levels. 


How to fund postgraduate study is often a significant factor to consider and is one of the biggest barriers to progression. 

Teacher Training 

Whether you are looking to teach in early years, primary, secondary or further education, there are a number of different routes into teaching. 

  • Prospects provides information on teacher training routes and funding options 
  • Get into Teaching provides support and advice from the Department for Education on postgraduate teacher training for early years, primary and secondary teaching 
  • Search and apply for postgraduate teacher training programmes in England and Wales via UCAS Teacher Training and GOV.UK

You could also consider the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) which qualifies you to teach students aged 14 and above, and is available to study at UCSD.