The Post Graduate Diploma in Education programme is a one-year part-time programme with four specialisation routes. They are:
(i) Leadership and management
(ii) Learning and teaching in higher education
(iii) Mentoring, coaching and supervision
(iv) Quality assurance

These specialisation routes have been developed in close collaboration with the University of Brighton (UoB), UK, and have all been rigorously quality assured as per established processes to monitor the quality of curriculum design at master’s level, as well as the quality of teaching and assessment processes and the related outcomes. The close partnership between the MIE and UoB at the time of the design of the programme has enabled the PGDip (Ed) to be fully accredited as standing in lieu of the four modules set for the first year of the Master’s in Education programme at UoB. This means that successful completion of the PGDip (Ed) award makes candidates eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning to a maximum of 80 CATS points on the Master’s in Education programme run by UoB. More importantly, the area of specialization selected by individual candidates makes them eligible to pursue the same specialization route through the master’s programme.

The PGDip (Ed) is delivered over a one-year period in January, April, July and October on a similar modus operandi as the MA Education delivered by UoB in collaboration with the MIE. The team who services the programme has considerable experience in working with master’s level students on the ongoing UoB programme and will assist students towards successful completion.

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PG Dip Ed)

The approach to professional development of practitioners in education and education-related fields is one geared primarily towards the development of capacity to steer one’s own learning and development. This continuous professional development experience thus seeks to utilise faculty expertise to meet the professional needs of practitioners. The aims of the PGDip (Ed) programme are to:
(i) encourage development of knowledge in some critical aspects of trainees’ professional practice;
(ii) support practitioners’ autonomy as learners; and
(iii) develop trainees’ capacity for self-assessment of their own practice.

Core Modules:
1. PGDE 710                     Educational Theory, Policy and Practice
AIM: To enable participants to develop their teaching philosophy and produce their teaching statements in the light of their experience and reading of theory, policy and practice.

2.   PGDE 720                     Reflection in and on Practice
AIM: This module seeks to enable participants to self-appraise the changes brought in their practice or their perspective on practice, as a result of professional development experiences. It further documents the rationale underpinning their decisions, their interpretation of possible or experienced learning gains in an educational context.

Elective modules for each specialisation route:
Route 1            Leadership and Management
PGDE 750A          Leadership and Management in Education
PGDE 750B          Leading Improvement for Curriculum Development

Route 2            Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
PGDE 760A          Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
PGDE 760B          Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education

Route 3            Professional Learning Relationships: Mentoring, Coaching & Supervision
PGDE 770A          Understanding Professional Learning Relationship
PGDE 770B          The Practice of Mentoring, Coaching & Supervision

Route 4            Quality Assurance
PGDE 780A          Quality Assurance for Effectiveness and Improvement in Education
PGDE 780B          Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality in Education

The programme will be run every year as from January till January of the following year, spanning a one-year period. It is critical that the assessment of all 4 modules be completed by mid-March of the second year to allow candidates provisional enrolment on the MA Education Programme (UoB).
The programme will be delivered according to the following schedule:

Programme structure, delivery and assessment timeline
Module Code & Title
Face to face sessions/Online
Assessment Point
One core and
one elective module
January – February
April - May

One core and
one elective module
July – August


The programme will be delivered using a blended approach of face-to-face on-campus and live online sessions, as well as asynchronous online contact. For each module, 8-10 hours of face-to-face contact time has been planned, spread in blocks of 2-hour teaching sessions. Additionally, seminars and tutorials will also be in-built to support you in your journey.

A variety of approaches including formal lectures, collaborative strategies, and group work will be used for the face-to-face sessions.

Applications must be made online. Kindly visit the MIE website at for additional information on the PGDIP (Ed) programme. The link that the applicants must use to apply online is as follows:

The course fees are Rs 15 550, payable at the time of registration.

This team will comprise a core group of tutors who have been teaching similar modules on the Master’s programme. They will be supported by a team of external examiners from UoB who also work on the Master’s programme in Mauritius.

Students are advised to contact the module tutor or programme coordinators, as appropriate, if they need assistance regarding their studies.
Ms Shalini Ramasawmy – PGDIP Ed Programme Coordinator, Ext 305 Email:
Ms Joann Permall – PGDIP Ed Assistant Programme Coordinator, Ext 407 Email:
For more information, contact the programme administrators:
Mrs Neelam B Bheem Singh – Assistant Registrar, Higher Studies Office, Ext 596 Email:
Mrs Hemlata Bhurdool or Mrs Anisha Madhoo, Ext 595 Email:

Details on the PGDIP Ed November 2020