Taught course

Higher Education (PGCE)

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · English and Humanities
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

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

October

Course content

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?

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

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2650 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 4825 pa

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

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Social Policy and Education
Email
info@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7631 6248