Department of Education

Postgraduate study

Key facts about Education at Sussex

  • 93% of postgraduate education students were in work or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)
  • you can benefit from Sussex’s position as first in the world for development studies (QS World Rankings 2019), by working with our Centre for International Education whose research has contributed to this ranking, or choosing our International Education and Development Masters degree
  • our Department offers a supportive, collaborative environment. And even after you've moved on from Sussex, you can attend our events for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), and continue to access our NQT support programme

Find out what types of course we offer


You can gain Early Years Teacher Status through a one-year Masters degree with our Early Years Education MA. And, if you're a UK or EU student, you're eligible for a government grant to cover the fees for this course.

Or, you can make the most of Sussex's position as first in the world for development studies (QS World Rankings) by choosing our International Education and Development MA and learning from leading experts in this field.


Join our Department and work within a research environment that's been recognised as conducive for producing world-leading and internationally excellent research (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014).

You benefit from our innovative, interdisciplinary approach, collaborating with our Department of Social Work and Social Care as well as other subject areas.


You can study a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) to qualify as a teacher in one year.

Choose from our wide range of PGCEs in primary or secondary education.

School Direct

We support the School Direct route into teaching, so you can study with us to become a qualified teacher while working on a placement with one of our partnership schools.

Find out more about School Direct courses at Sussex

Assessment-only route

You can also gain Qualified Teacher Status with us via our assessment-only route if you're already an experienced teacher but not yet qualified .

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