City, University of London

Course Introduction

The PGDIP Academic Practice is a part-time postgraduate taught programme combining theory, practice, and the use of reflection to enable you to develop your teaching skills and educational knowledge for your role in Higher Education. The programme is primarily aimed at staff (internal or external to City, University of London) with an educating or facilitating role with students. A key characteristic of the programme involves learning by working with peers, as well as through engagement with a number of educational technologies. This programme is aimed at providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop and enhance your teaching.

This programme is only suitable for those whose role entails educating others - and for some of the modules additional experience may be required. Research students at City, University of London who are required to teach are also eligible to attend and complete certain modules. The programme is part time and so usually those of you who come have careers within education and already have teaching and facilitation responsibilities for students. This programme is designed to support your existing role as a lecturer, however the programme will provide you with new ideas and approaches that will support your development and enhance your profile when seeking promotion with the professional recognition of the programme.

Start Date:

Part-time: 2-5 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £2,000 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £2,000 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £4,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The programme is open for application by staff at City, as well as external colleagues. To apply you should have a role that requires you to teach and facilitate student learning. You should normally have a first or second class Honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualification). In order to undertake the assessments, you will also need experience of regular teaching or facilitation activity (part-time teaching is sufficient). This does not apply if you wish to only undertake a module on an attendance only basis (i.e. without being assessed or awarded a qualification).
  • International entry requirements: To be confirmed