King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Academic Practice

The aims of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) are: enable participants to plan, deliver and evaluate their teaching, learning, assessment and, where appropriate, educational leadership strategies appropriate to their disciplinary, professional and institutional context; facilitate collaborative, inquiry-led critical reflection and foster evidence-informed innovation of academic practice; support participants to access, understand and evaluate relevant higher education research (both discipline-specific and generic) and to draw critically on the research base in the enhancement of their practice; encourage participants to consider the changing nature of the academic role and the purpose of the university in contemporary higher education; promote a commitment to developing learning and research communities that are underpinned by the values of inclusivity, equality of opportunity and ethical practice; support participants to identify their development needs and engage in planning for continuing professional development.

Entry requirements

Good relevant degree required.

Course modules

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis and normally takes two years to complete. Participants commence the programme with the core module Enhancing Academic Practice in their first year of study and progress to the two option modules in their second year. From 2012-13 the programme will also be available in an intensive route whereby participants complete the programme within 8 months studying the core and option modules simultaneously.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

Key information

PG Dip and MA Programme Director
Telephone number: 
020 7848 3718