Academic Practice (Postgraduate Certificate)

the United Kingdom

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The award
Postgraduate Certificate

How long you will study
10 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6000 per total

How you will study
part-time, online

Course starts
January, April, June, August, October

International course fees
GBP 6000 per total

All study options

About Academic Practice at University of Liverpool Online Programmes

Improve your teaching practice by gaining a professional postgraduate qualification and automatic professional recognition as a Fellow of Higher Education (FHEA), that is recognised globally.

This programme was developed through a unique collaboration with Advance HE, the UK’s foremost agency for driving excellence and developing leadership in education, and is designed to advance your ability to support learning within higher education. By engaging with global perspectives on academic practice in higher education, you will cultivate your reflective and reflexive learning practice, in turn enhancing your teaching skills in an international context.

Why study this subject?

This programme will support your understanding of the online learning environment and the Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The syllabus delves into theories and their practical applications in order to build on your existing skills within education. Each module will start with a ‘setting the scene’ unit to allow time and attention for investigating different interpretations and definitions of the topics you will explore.

Teaching methods and style

This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of ebooks and journals. Active learning is a key part of the programme structure and you will be encouraged to employ international educational frameworks to design lessons, set assignments and choose learning outcomes which can be used in your own content or in an international global teaching space.

Methods of assessment

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.

To achieve the full award you will be required to complete 60 credits.

Career destinations

This is the first programme of its kind to offer an academic qualification (postgraduate certificate) and professional recognition (FHEA) on successful completion, providing an accelerated and significant career benefit alongside the development of your practice in higher education. The global emphasis of this programme will be particularly helpful if you have an interest in transnational education and want to develop skills to work with international students and faculty.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPostgraduate CertificateHow you will studyPart-time, OnlineHow long you will study10 months
    Course startsJanuary, April, June, August, OctoberDomestic course feesGBP 6000 per totalInternational course feesGBP 6000 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Full tuition fees – £6,000* (2020/2021 academic year)

  • The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
  • You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront.
  • If not, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.
  • Scholarships of up to 15% of your tuition fee are available. For more details speak to the University of Liverpool Online Programmes admission team.

*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A degree equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; and
  • A teaching position in a higher education institution at descriptor level 2.

Applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this.

What students think about University of Liverpool Online Programmes

    Peter Van Den Plas, Netherlands

    The best experience while studying at the University of Liverpool online was studying with people all over the world. Just studying for the master's at the University of Liverpool opened new opportunities for my career.

    Samuel Bitariho, Burundi

    The University of Liverpool is one of the best and most recognised institutions in the World. To study online at the University of Liverpool gave me socially a positive consideration in my organisation but also in my country. My best experience while studying my course was the way they welcome people, the good work environment, students’ and lecturers’ interaction. Apart from the knowledge I got during my course, after getting my master's degree, many things have changed in my career especially in terms of job position, responsibilities and promotion.

    Jasbir Virdi, Canada

    I did my studying online. However, I made some great contacts with both students and professors from all over the world who are still in contact. This happened during classroom discussions and group assignments. The master's degree has given me extra confidence to excel in my career.

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