PDHETL - Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching, Learning and Assessment (with option to exit with Certificate at 30 ECTS).


Please note: Application for academic year 2020/21 is open to Maynooth University staff only.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is seeking applications for enrolment on the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching, Learning and Assessment (PDHETL) with the option to graduate with a Certificate on successful completion of 30 ECTS.

The Diploma offers a flexible way to obtain a qualification in higher education teaching with opportunities to complete it in 2,3 or 4 years. There is also the option to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on successful completion of 30 ECTS within 1 or 2 years. This flexibility allows participants to take modules within timeframes that best suit them. See the Module Options Document for list of modules and semesters.

About the Programme:
This is a 60 ECTS Postgraduate Diploma designed to allow participants to take modules and complete the programme within timeframes that best suit them and their workload. Some modules will be delivered with a blended learning approach where participants will be able to engage with some of the learning in their own time through asynchronous learning options as well as attending face-to-face and online classes and tutorials at flexible times.

Programme aims:

  • To provide flexible opportunities for those who teach in Higher Education to explore the theory, concepts and contemporary discourse of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and to consider how they impact and influence practice;
  • To assist participants to enhance the quality of the student learning experience by supporting them to: develop their professional values and identities; embed critical reflection into their professional practice; enhance their digital capacities in relation to teaching and learning; and identify opportunities to engage in continuous professional development as part of their role within Higher Education and
  • To support and encourage participants to engage in evidence-based approaches to their practice and to contribute to their discipline and their professional development through the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Further information about the programme and application process is available in the links below and to the right.

Programme Co-ordinator: Margaret Keane, Centre for Teaching and Learning.

If you have any queries about the programme, please email: ctlprogrammes@mu.ie