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Teaching of Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Aim of this programme is to provide the staff of universities and other third level institutions with the opportunity to develop a research approach to their teaching and student learning and to provide them with the pedagogical tools that will enable them to document and harness student learning.


The Aims and Objectives of the programme are summarised as follows:

  • Knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theories in the context of higher education
  • Understanding and appreciation of the needs of diverse learners and skills to respond to these needs
  • Understanding of the role of an academic as university teacher
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills of course planning, course design and course evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of various teaching strategies appropriate to different disciplines and subject areas
  • Knowledge and understanding of teaching as a form of scholarship within the university
  • Knowledge and understanding of the various forms of documentation of the scholarship of teaching
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology- enhanced learning and the development of an online community of practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of various modes and techniques of student assessment

Programme Structure

  • Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Practice Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessmen

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The programme is intended for teachers in higher education institutions who have an active teaching timetable and could, therefore, review their courses and look for the evidence of student learning. The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • Teachers must have an active teaching timetable in both semesters of the academic year (September to June)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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