PgCert in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
The AUA Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is a self-directed, independent, work-based learning programme for higher education professionals working within UK higher education administration.
Applications are now closed for our April 2021 intake. Applications for October’s intake will open in May.
Information will be updated on this page for October’s intake.
Key information – to be updated
Programme duration: 12 months
Programme mode: Self-directed, blended, part-time, work based learning
Entry requirements: Applicants may be accepted without an UG degree. Please see details below.
Programme fee: £2,948 for 2021/22
Next intake start: October 2021 – applications will close around four weeks prior to the start date or when the cohort is full.
The programme deepens and tests your knowledge and understanding of the HE sector whilst enhancing your skills as a reflective practitioner, incorporating the AUA values and CPD Framework of Professional Behaviours into your working life.
The programme aims
Kelli Wolfe, Academic Services Manager, shares how the PgCert impacted her career development
To see the full video of Kelli’s experience of studying the PgCert visit aua.ac.uk/pgcert-alumni
Structure and assessment
Cohorts and study days
How to apply
Since enrolling in the PgCert, I have been able to apply knowledge to my practice and progress through two grade boundaries in the space of 12 months. I have found that analysis of the changing sector in the knowledge module and developing my critical reflection skills in the professional practice module has enabled me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and then use these to my advantage when completing my duties and standing out from my competitors during recruitment processes.
Stage 1 – PgCert in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. Delivered by AUA in partnership with NTU
(60 level 7 credits)
Stage 2 – PgDip in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
(60 level 7 credits, a cumulative total of 120 credits)
Stage 3 – MSc in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
(60 level 7 credits, a cumulative total of 180 credits)