Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

Home » University Courses » Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education


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 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 31 Oct 2023

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.

Latest News

| View All News

Vice-Chancellor Message – 02 June 2023

Dear UJ Community, It is heartening indeed that each week


UJ tops global THE Impact Rankings, takes first spot for…

Shortly after the University of Johannesburg (UJ) was announced as


Introducing UJTV: A new era of storytelling

“Nobody is going to tell stories on our behalf, we


Where do we draw the line at acceptable and ethical…

Professor Letlhokwa George Mpedi is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of


Rooskrantz secures World Champs qualification with silver medal at African…

Second-year University of Johannesburg (UJ) student, Caitlin Rooskrantz, has qualified

UJ Faculties

| All Faculties

College of Business and Economics (CBE)

Created from the former Faculties of Management, and Economic and Financial Sciences


Faculty of Art, Design And Architecture

Industry-relevant and competitive professional programmes


Faculty of Education

Education has the power to transform human lives


Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

First in South Africa offering a full range of professional engineering qualifications


Faculty of Health Sciences

A preferred learner experience and innovative methods


Faculty of Humanities

To the benefit of individuals, the University and the community we serve


Faculty of Law

Traditional, specialised and short course Law programmes


Faculty of Science

Innovatively creating new knowledge and leading scientists


Johannesburg Business School

JBS. The Business of Reimagining Your Future.