The Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education builds on the Postgraduate Certificate programme. It has been designed specifically for experienced teachers in HE who have an interest in exploring the relationship between theory, policy and practice in learning and teaching in HE, as well as developing their skills in carrying out publishable research.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To support staff in progressing towards and carrying out significant departmental/institutional roles for learning and teaching
  • To develop awareness of innovative practice and assess its relevance in their own context
  • To ensure that participants gain a theoretically-informed understanding of practice within higher education, developing awareness of leading-edge models of learning and teaching and the evidence bases on which they draw
  • To support participants in the preparation, planning, interpretation and dissemination of their own professionally-based research, of interest to others within higher education

Candidates complete two compulsory modules and one optional module, before progressing to a supervised dissertation leading to a Masters qualification.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of programme please contact Dr Charles Buckley

Note: applications from external candidates will be accepted only following discussion on academic and practical issues with the Director of the programme. Please contact