Everything you need to know...
International/EU: £5,465 for the course
- Develop skills in creating and managing effective learning environments.
- Learn how to design effective assessment and feedback processes.
- Gain an understanding of theories and models underpinning pedagogical practice in higher education learning, teaching and assessment.
- Complete the postgraduate certificate and gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
This course is aimed towards both experienced and newly appointed higher education academic staff. Studying part-time, with flexible start dates to fit around your other commitments, you'll develop an informed, reflective and self-critical approach to learning, teaching and assessment, enhancing your skills as a practitioner in higher education.
'This course helped me to think differently about my lesson planning, and I have become more flexible in my teaching. The facilitators were firm, fair, and supportive, providing us with excellent resources and expertise.'
Abdishakur Tarah, PgCert Teaching in Higher Education, 2018 graduate
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
We focus on learning from each other, across subjects, as well as helping you to develop your knowledge of teaching and learning in your subject specialist area by establishing subject support groups and exploring subject specialist pedagogies. The course is practice-orientated and gives emphasis to your interests and career aspirations.
You learn through
- tutor-led seminars
- participant-led activities
- group and peer discussion
- self-directed study and reading
- assessment of practice
The course is structured around your professional practice, with each module involving an observed assessment in your practice setting.
This course is designed to enhance your career potential by developing your skills as a member of academic staff working in a higher education environment.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- technologies for learning and teaching
- virtual learning environments
Typically you need
• a UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject
• 60 hours scheduled teaching in a HE context for each academic year - this must include planning, design and assessment, and can include up to five hours of research supervision and tutorials
• Sheffield Hallam staff need line manager approval
You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Developing As An Academic Practitioner||Credits: 30||
|Module: Introduction To Higher Education Practice||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Home studentsOur tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2023/24 is £3,605 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
International studentsOur tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2023/24 is £5,465 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 312KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.