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Higher Education PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Higher Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The programme is fully accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Studying the PGCert Higher Education provides an important grounding in teaching techniques and practices, as well as providing support mechanisms for the continuing development of your teaching practice. The PGCert Higher Education is a vital developmental qualification for both new members of academic staff who are just embarking on a career in Higher Education, as well as those who may have been teaching for a while but have had no formal guidance in learning and teaching strategies. Successful completion of the full programme confers Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) status on members of staff. The course is designed to enhance your existing teaching practice through your day-to-day work, allowing you to reflect on day-to-day experiences. Following completion of the PGCert, students will receive 60 credits at Masters level and be eligible to go on to complete an MA in Higher Education.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date



This module focuses on the key aspects of module and programme design, including the importance of classroom methodologies and assessment systems in promoting and supporting learning. The core topics of the module will explore strategies to engage students in a variety of contexts and disciplines as well as assessment strategies and the theories that underpin such approaches. You will learn effective feedback practices and theories, and curriculum design to promote inclusive learning.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Part-time per taught credit: £42.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Part-time per taught credit: £42.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in an appropriate subject with an applied quantitative element. Students with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of experience. Students without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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