Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

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Faculty Website:  Faculty of Education
Department: Deans Office: Education
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
Programme Code: E5DHEQ

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 97684

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of the programme is to develop academic staff as reflective practitioners by focusing on the relationship between theory and practice and the ways in which each informs and enriches the other, expanding, strengthening and consolidating their knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education in the South African context, facilitating their ability to develop, implement and assess informed and responsive curricula and related pedagogy, including learning with technology, developing their capacity as educational researchers.

Admission Requirements

At least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and currently be engaged in teaching and learning in a higher education/FET institution or have had a minimum of one year’s experience in such an institution at the time of registration OR a general NQF level 6 first degree or diploma, plus a 120C NQF level 7 Advanced Diploma in Teaching/ Postgraduate Certificate in Education
(PGCE) and currently be engaged in teaching and learning in a higher education/FET institution or have had a minimum of one year’s experience in such an institution at the time of registration.

Selection Process

An average of 65% for the previous degree is required to be allowed into the programme.In addition to the minimum admission requirements.

Prospective students may undergo a selection process, including personal interviews and testing.

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