Postgraduate taught 

Academic Practice PgCert

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This Postgraduate Certificate, which includes the ‘Teaching and Supervision’ courses provides a route for academic staff to show fulfilment of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

Why this programme

  • The programme will help you to develop practices in critical reflection and judgement that you can apply in relation to your own teaching.
  • The programme strives to provide practical advice and support to enhance teachers’ confidence and ongoing development alongside evidence-based, theoretical approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Upon successful completion of the Teaching and Supervision courses (TSC), which form the first 40 credits of the Postgraduate Certificate, you will be eligible for professional recognition with the Higher Education Academy.

Programme structure

The programme consists of core and optional courses involving small numbers of participants utilising an interactive, discussion-based classroom approach. You will take two core (which from the TSC) and two optional courses.

Core courses

  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • Developing effective supervision practices.

Optional courses may include

The key areas of learning, teaching and assessment include

  • course and curriculum design
  • evaluation of teaching practice
  • principles of assessment and feedback
  • research supervisions
  • teaching methodologies including, lecturing, small group work and online learning.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Career prospects

It is likely you will already be employed within higher education. The professional accreditation and skills you gain should help enhance your career and enable you to gain professional recognition for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2018-19

PgCert

There is no fee for contracted University staff. For external candidates the fee is £1275 per 30 credits.

Fees are subject to change and for guidance only

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an academic position at the University of Glasgow and will be required to undertake some teaching duties in order to successfully complete the programme. Applications from individuals in other higher education institutions will be considered, subject to the availability.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted using the online system. Part of the application process involves the selection of the route most suited to you. You should read the Academic Practice timetable carefully before selecting your first and second choice of route. The completed route selection form must be submitted electronically with your application. 

Please read the Academic Practice application guidelines prior to beginning your application, alongside the guidelines given below.

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