Anthropistikes RedPostgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


Why choose the Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education?

Upon completion of the programme, graduates can apply to the UK’s Higher Education Academy (ΗΕΑ) for fellowship (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy).




The Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Learning and Teaching in Higher Education supports the initial and continuing professional development of educational professionals to support learning and teaching. The programme is designed to provide support to early-career teachers in higher education. It also provides professional development opportunities for experienced academics and teachers in higher education. The programme enables engagement with new trends in the teaching field and practices in higher education at the local, national and international environment. The teaching, learning and assessment components of the programme were designed in accordance with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The UKPSF describes the practical aspects surrounding the role of teaching and learning in higher education. At the same time, it is an approved professional reference framework for teaching, learning and support practices in higher education.

Duration: 1 year
Language of instruction: English or Greek


Career Prospects

The PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is addressed to degree holders teaching in higher education institutions and wishing to advance professionally in the academic community.  Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

      • Have an in-depth knowledge of the modern learning theories and their use for teaching in higher education.
      • Evaluate, select, justify and use a range of teaching strategies that are appropriate to the teaching context
      • Use organizational and communicative teaching methods that are appropriate to the teaching context.
      • Evaluate, select and use an increasing range of strategies used in formative and summative assessment, participant feedback and guidance and use research to further enhance their skills and teaching.











       The programme consists of two 30-credit modules:

    • Pedagogies in Higher Education
    • Developing Practice through Scholarship and Action Research

The modules allow students to demonstrate a conceptual understanding of theories of learning and a critical awareness of their use in informing approaches to learning and teaching in higher education, while the programme structure develops the reflective self-evaluation of the participants in relation to the teaching strategies and learning support.


 Mentoring Scheme

Each participant in the graduate program is assigned a mentor, who is responsible for observing the participant during teaching, in order to help develop critical awareness of the contents of the courses and the requested deliverables.

Mentors will be able to observe and provide feedback to the participants, standardize good practices in higher education, promote the science of education and provide general advice and guidance.









Admission Requirements

The programme is addressed to degree holders from Greek or foreign Universities with the condition that they teach at least 50 hours per year in higher education institutions.

Required documentation:

    • Copies of University degrees issued by Greek or foreign Universities
    • Certificate of teaching at least 50 hours per year in tertiary education institutions
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Copy of Identity Card
    • Passport-sized photos
    • Copy of English language certificate (if required)
    • AMC Application Form
A personal interview complements the evaluation of the above documentation.

Academic Staff

The academic staff of the School of Humanities consists of distinguished lecturers, holders of Masters and Ph.D. degrees with extensive research and teaching experience at Greek and foreign Universities plus professional  recognition in their field of expertise.

In their majority they also work in various settings, institutions, clinics, hospitals, schools, nurseries, NGOs, private companies, etc. as psychologists, education experts, special educators, etc. and have extensive professional experience in their field of expertise who can familiarize students with the latest methods and help them put to practice the theoretical knowledge they acquire in class.  



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