Taught course

Professional Development in Higher Education

Wrexham Glyndwr University · Wrexham Glyndwr University

Entry requirements

You will normally have a masters degree in your own discipline and access to regular teaching in a higher education institution.

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your understanding of higher education teaching and assessment to help you convey your enthusiasm for your subject and inspire others.

This course is aimed at helping you to enhance the quality of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation in higher education. The programme of study is ideal for newly-appointed lecturers and researchers with teaching responsibilities. The aims of the course are to ensure that you are promoting a learning environment, applying and adapting theoretical conceptual frameworks in response to the changing context within the higher education sector and that you are able to encourage autonomous learning within the boundaries of professional practice.

Whilst undertaking the course you will engage in reflective practice by critically reviewing your own conceptions of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluative procedures and processes within HE. You will undertake critical scrutiny and broaden your understanding of the institutional, national and international contextual developments impacting upon higher education.

Key facts

  • A course for newly-appointed lecturers and researchers with teaching responsibilities.
  • You will undertake focused professional development in a multi-disciplinary context enabling you to better promote learning in an HE context.
  • You will have an identified mentor in your subject discipline.
  • The course will enable you to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Professional practice20

Course contact details

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