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Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education


Mode of Study: Campus Learning | Distance Learning

The Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education facilitates the professional development of teachers/lecturers as reflective practitioners in higher education. The programme achieves this by developing their knowledge of higher education as a field of study and enabling lecturers to enhance their ability to facilitate, manage and assess students’ learning.

Career opportunities include:

  • Teacher/lecturer
  • Educational Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Researcher in Higher Education
  • Curriculum Developer

Programme details: The programme consists of 6 core (required) modules. Some modules may have prerequisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • D8 - LTA - 10: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (20)
  • D8 - PPA1 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 1 (10)
  • D8 - QHE - 11: Quality Frameworks in Higher Education (20)
  • D8 - ETE - 12: Educational Technology and e-Learning (20)
  • D8 - RHE - 14: Research in Higher Education (20)
  • D8 - CDD - 14: Curriculum Design and Development (20)
  • D8 - PPA2 - 15: Professional Academic
  • G8 - PPA2 - 15: Practice in Action 2 (10)

Recommended full-time study path (1 Year):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1Sem 1
D8 - PPA1 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 110
D8 - ETE - 12: Educational Technology and e-Learning20
D8 - LTA - 10: Learning, Teaching and Assessment20
G8-PPA2-15: Professional Accademic practice in Action-210
Sem 2D8 - QHE - 11: Quality Frameworks in Higher Education20
D8 - RHE - 14: Research in Higher Education20
D8 - CDD - 14: Curriculum Design and Development20
D8 - PPA2 - 15: Professional Academic10

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have completed a Bachelors Degree, preferably up to Honors level from a recognised institution.

2) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page.