What will I learn?

Engage with current thinking and practice in HE. We provide individual tutor support and access to a wide community of practice for all career stages.


Learn more about current thinking and practice in HE, and reflect upon your findings. Our tailored Master's level course is suitable for working professionals at any career stage.

At the University of Dundee, we are committed to excellence in teaching. The PG Cert is underpinned by the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF, 2011) and reflects our expertise in the field.

The course is also accredited by Advance HE. If you are a member of staff at the University of Dundee this means that you will gain professional recognition as an Associate Fellow or Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, accredited by Advance HE. If you are taking this course as an external participant, you will able to use your learning on the course to apply directly to Advance HE for professional recognition.

The course is delivered primarily online, with an Orientation Day at the start of each module. We will provide you with individual tutor support, access to a community of practice and discipline-based mentoring. You will also be able to draw upon your everyday practice and experiences to aid your learning.

This course has a strong student-centred focus. You will see this in the curriculum content but also in the tailored approach to your studies. You will develop a personal learning journey, with the support of your tutor, suited to your career stage and practice context. This means that in completing the full Certificate you can select the topics you would like to study that meet your own professional development needs.


This Master's level qualification is increasingly viewed as an essential requirement for university staff who teach.

Participants who are members of staff or PG tutors, where appropriate, of the University of Dundee will gain professional recognition with Advance HE. This is increasingly seen as a requirement in the higher education sector both in the UK and internationally. Successful completion leads to professional recognition with Advance HE as follows:

Associate Fellow (AFHEA) – on completion of the Associate Module, or
Fellow (FHEA) – on completion of the full Certificate.

Which department am I in?

University of Dundee

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (36 months)

Tuition fees
£4,410.00 (US$ 5,754) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2020


University of Dundee



Dundee, City Of,

DD1 4HN, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with a minimum GPA score of 3.0 will be considered for Master’s level study on most programmes. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject for International curriculum will be required. IELTS score of 6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in writing and 6.0/5.5 in the other three components.

For international students

To be confirmed

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About this uni

96.4% of the University of Dundee’s graduates were found to be in work or further studies within six months (DLHE, 2017).

  • Ranked 8th in the UK for student experience (NSS 2018)
  • 76% of research conducted rated as world leading (REF 2014)
  • Dundee’s teaching quality is gold-rated - TEF, 2017
  • 17, 000 students from over 140 different countries