Education - Higher Education

This course is designed to enable staff engaged in teaching in higher education to enhance their skills and build their knowledge concerning a range of practical and theoretical issues fundamental to supporting student learning and teaching within the higher education environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a recognised undergraduate degree in any discipline (preferably at least a 2.1 honours degree). To take part in this course, participants must be teaching in a higher education institution (e.g., university, institute of technology).


MH51H 1 year Part-time

Careers or further progression

The course aims to provide academic teaching staff with opportunities to develop and extend their professional practice.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Úna Crowley
Tel: (01) 708 6585

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include introduction to learning, teaching and assessment; theory and practice: developing teaching and learning; teaching and learning research project.


The Centre for Teaching and Learning is the University's central teaching and learning strategic support and development centre. It works collaboratively with the University's Teaching and Learning Committee, academic departments, lecturers and students to enhance the practice, culture and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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