Aims of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.


  • To  introduce course participants to significant issues in relation to academic practice at a research-intensive institution
  • To provide the opportunity for participants to develop their academic practice in line with the vision set out in the Professional Standards Framework. (PSF).  

The programme combines reference to theory and educational literature with practical application and makes use of a wide variety of teaching and assessment strategies to demonstrate good practice.  Drawing on the PSF, as well as current research within the field of academic practice in higher education, the programme will provide participants with the conceptual and theoretical frameworks needed to engage reflectively and critically with the question of how to promote high quality student learning within research-intensive settings.

The Programme has been designed in accordance with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 11.

Introductory video

A short introduction to the programme by the Programme Director, Dr Hazel Christie.

Hazel Christie introduces the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (opens in Media Hopper)

Related links

Professional Standards Framework (External website, Advance HE)