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Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) - Part time

Middlesex University Dubai
1 year
Part time
Master's degree

Program description

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE)

Introduction to the Program

Middlesex University Dubai is pleased to offer higher education professionals the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised teaching qualification via its Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). Increasingly universities are requiring their teaching staff to have formal teaching qualifications in addition to their academic qualifications. The Middlesex PGCHE is a UK teaching qualification specifically designed for those working in higher education. The UK Higher Education Authority (HEA) Professional Standards Framework (PSF) has been embedded into the Program design, and those who complete the Program are able to become Fellows of the HEA.

Throughout the Program, you will be provided with opportunities to consider, along with your peers, the efficacy of different approaches to supporting students’ learning, assessment practices, course design and the links between teaching and research. Additionally, the Program will enable you to engage in debates about current and relevant issues in higher education practice while critically reflecting upon your own practices.

Why choose the Middlesex University Dubai PGCert HE?

The central aim of this Program is to promote the professional development of teaching and learning in a predominantly higher education environment. Participants will be assisted to reflect and think critically and constructively about their practice as facilitators of learning in order to develop as confident, effective, professional higher education practitioners who can employ a wide range of contemporary educational practices to promote and enhance the learning of their students.

The Program will encourage and assist participants by:

  • Enhancing their ability to understand how people learn in order to create effective learning environments.
  • Supporting their development of critical enquiry into the professional and ethical practices of teaching and learning.
  • Promoting the development of effective, student centred communities of learning and practice.
  • Fostering an inclusive approach to working with diversity within the student body.
  • Engaging them in the practice of continuing reflection on and evaluation of their own professional practice.
  • Guiding participants in the development of an informed scholarly approach to the continuing professional development of their practice.

Course Highlights

  • The course is designed to enhance your existing teaching through reflective pedagogy
  • Following the completion of the PGCert HE, students will earn 60 credits at Masters level and eligible to progress onto the MA Higher Education Program
  • The UK Higher Education Authority (HEA) Professional Standards Framework (PSF) has been embedded into the Program design, and those who complete the Program are able to become Fellows of the HEA.

Admission requirements

The candidate will normally be expected to possess a UK honours or equivalent international degree qualification (normally classified 2:2 or above) in, or related to, the candidate’s area of higher education practice. Applicants, who are not graduates, that can demonstrate significant professional practice experience and expertise within a subject discipline or other appropriate qualifications, and who have been employed to work with students because of that expertise, may also be admitted to the Program.

All participants must be actively working with students in a higher education context, in either a learning support or teaching role at the minimum equivalent of 0.1 FTE. This includes academic teaching staff, but also other members of staff, such as technicians, librarians and other professionals actively supporting learning and teaching in HE.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Pedagogy in Higher Education
  • Psychology of Learning in Higher Education
  • Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education
  • Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education

Tuition fees

The total tuition fee is AED 26,900/USD 7,324/EUR 6,513.*

Students can benefit from a 10% Postgraduate Study Grant.

Instalment plans available: minimum 4 equal instalments of 25% of the tuition fee.

*Fees are subject to change based on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.

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About this institute

Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a...

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Why study at Middlesex University Dubai

  • Globally recognised and industry-accredited quality UK degree
  • Wide range of scholarships and grants for undergraduate, postgraduate, international and professional students
  • Research-driven, world-class UK education delivered in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Apply with your predicted grades to receive a Conditional Offer Letter for September 2021
  • Thriving student community with a busy calendar of sports and cultural clubs
  • Dedicated careers service providing personalised mentoring and support finding employment and internships
  • Luxury, affordable accommodation close to campus, with free shuttle bus service
  • Opportunity to transfer credits overseas in your second year of undergraduate study

Contact info

Middlesex University Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park
Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
500697 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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