Middlesex University
Higher Education PgCert
Middlesex University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Studying the PGCert Higher Education provides an important grounding in teaching techniques, approaches and theories as well as supporting the continuing development of your teaching practice. The programme is fully accredited by the Advance HE (formerly HEA).

Why study PGCert Higher Education at Middlesex University? The PGCert Higher Education is a vital developmental qualification for both new members of academic staff who are just embarking on a career in Higher Education, as well as those who may have been teaching for a while but have had no formal guidance in learning and teaching strategies.

It is mandatory for all new members of academic staff 0.5 FTE and above who join the University, and should be undertaken within the first two years of service. You will not need to undertake the programme if you have achieved a similar, recognised qualification at another institution.

Successful completion of the full programme confers Fellowship of the Advanced HE (formerly HEA) on members of staff.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 87 With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic 58 With at least 51 in all components

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Higher Education, PgCert, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

2:2 or above in an appropriate subject with an applied quantitative element


Tuition Fees Higher Education PgCert

Channel Islands £42
EU £42
England UK £42
Northern Ireland £42
Scotland £42
Wales £42
International £42

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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