Usually a good first degree or equivalent qualification. You must complete a minimum of 40 hours' teaching in a higher education setting during the period of your registration on the course.
Months of entry
This Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education is designed for all those teaching in higher education. Reflecting on your own experience of teaching, including critical incidents, we consider the factors that contribute to effective teaching strategies in the education of adults, including: understanding how students learn; teaching and learning techniques and resources; ways of establishing and maintaining effective learning environments; and developing an integrated approach to assessment.
You will develop holistic approaches to planning learning activities and events, including ways to integrate principles of social inclusion and widening participation into learning events.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- Offers an exciting opportunity for you to engage in professional development around teaching in higher education.
- On successful completion, credits may be used to progress to our MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Power and Social Change.
- You will benefit from the input of the teams involved in the Centre for Transformative Practice in Learning and Teaching and the Centre for Social Change and Transformation in Higher Education on the programme.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Fees and funding
Please note: this is a qualification for higher education-level teaching only and this course is therefore not eligible for Student Loan Company funding.
Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Social Policy and Education
- 020 7631 6248