Taught course

Academic Practice in Higher Education

University of Dundee · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You must be actively teaching and/or facilitating learning in higher education. Your teaching activity can be anything from lectures, practicals, studios, labs, one-to-ones but must be at tertiary level and enable you to:

  • reflect on your practice
  • implement in your practice what you are learning in your studies
  • engage with the peer review of teaching requirements of the Associate Module
  • demonstrate your ability to work at master's level
  • have appropriate teaching in place for the duration of your studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn about current thinking and practice in higher education, and reflect upon your findings. Our tailored master's level course is suitable for working professionals at any career stage.

The course is accredited by

Advance HE.

If you are a member of staff at the University this means that you will gain professional recognition as an Associate Fellow or Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. If you are taking this course as an external participant, you will able to use your learning on the course to apply directly to Advance HE for professional recognition.

The course is delivered primarily online, with an orientation day at the start of each module. We will provide you with individual tutor support and access to a community of practice. You will also be able to draw upon your everyday practice and experiences to aid your learning.

You will develop a personal learning journey, with the support of your tutor, suited to your career stage and practice context. This means that in completing the full Certificate you can select the topics you would like to study that meet your own professional development needs.

We are committed to excellence in teaching. The PG Cert is underpinned by the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF, 2011) and reflects our expertise in the field.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    18-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Fiona Paterson
+44 (0)1382 381510