Postgraduate Diploma Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PG Dip LTHE) & Master of Arts Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (MALTHE)

The Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education builds on the Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PG Cert) and new Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP).

It is designed for colleagues who have an interest in exploring the relationship between theory, policy and practice in HE as well as developing their skills in carrying out publishable educational research. Colleagues complete two compulsory modules (EDEV200 and EDEV201) and one optional module, before progressing to a supervised dissertation leading to a Masters qualification (EDEV300).
Please note, the PG Dip/Masters programme does not carry HEA accreditation. However it may be used as evidence towards a claim within the University’s ULTRA CPD framework.

In 2018-19 the Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will be further reviewed and new programmes offered in subsequent years.

Applications from external candidates will be accepted only following discussion on academic and practical issues with the Director of Studies for the programme, Charles Buckley

Please contact to register for the programme.

More information: 

PG Dip/MA Handbook

Programme Overview

Compulsory Modules:
Theory and Practice of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 
Research Methods for Professional Practice

Optional Modules:
Influencing Change: Contemporary issues in higher education
Developing your role as a Research Degree Supervisor

Find out about Module Coordinators and 2018-19 PG Dip/MA module dates here.

Quotes from past PGDip/MA participants

"After the PGCert, the PGDip/MA was a game changer for me. Where the PGCert provided me with context and ideas for my own teaching, the PGDip/MA enabled me to become an educational researcher. I was then able to shape the teaching not only in my own department and at university level but also nationally. The course also gave me the tools to collect evidence to prove my impact – something that is essential for a career on the teaching and scholarship pathway!"

"I learnt a great deal, not only about the theory of learning and teaching in HE, but was also encouraged to identify areas of practice that might be developed by applying the current theory at the time to my own practice. This was particularly true when I came to complete my dissertation for the final MA award as my project aimed to investigate a ‘real’ issue for my own directorate and profession."