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    I have a query as a PGCE student (as of September) about masters credits.

    I realise a PGCE is worth 60 credits at Master and is therefore a third of the MA but I was wandering if another 60 credit, masters level module, would count towards the MA in education.

    I understand this seems like a stupid question but rather than do the full MA after my PGCE I was considering doing another PGcert also 60 credits. I'm really interested in a PGcert in Special Education Needs. And basically was wandering if this would work out at 120 out of 180 master credits or not. The reason for my enquiry is I don't want to tie myself into a full MA after my PGCE but want to go straight into (or with a year gap between the courses) this course whilst working in a school. As the course is 1 year distance it is perfect for me (it's in the north of England and I live in the south) but it also means I don't have to commit to the full MA and 120 additional credits.

    Basically to sum up, would this (if I decided to do an MA) mean I have 120 credits and therefore only need the thesis/dissertation?

    Thanks in advance. All advice appreciated.
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    You would either have a PGCE and a PgCert

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    a uni may take you up with the study programme you describe but it would be at the discretion of the uni and course leader in terms of how they deal with counting previously earned masters credits towards another award.
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    (Original post by beautifulbigmacs)
    You would either have a PGCE and a PgCert

    or

    a uni may take you up with the study programme you describe but it would be at the discretion of the uni and course leader in terms of how they deal with counting previously earned masters credits towards another award.
    Thank you. Had a feeling your second point could be mentioned.
 
 
 
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