Taught course

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies

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Entry requirements

You will need to be a graduate or have gained educational qualifications. Or you will need to demonstrate your capacity to work at masters level and meet the demands of the course.

If you have already successfully completed a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning at another higher education institution and you have 30 or 60 CATS points, you’ll be able to register for the MEd or the postgraduate diploma. (We’ll give you credit for the first module, or the first and second modules.)

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides professional development training for university lecturers and other staff who support teaching and learning in higher education.

Throughout, we encourage you to explore innovation and change in university teaching by engaging in scholarly debates on educational theory and practice. You'll also learn about research methodologies and techniques.

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning support practices in higher education. Taught modules cover different aspects of contemporary practice, with a focus on educational change, assessment, curriculum and learning technologies. After studying the modules, you'll work with your supervisor to complete a dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Tim Herrick
+44 114 222 8177