Centre for the Study of Higher Education


The Centre is the home for the University's postgraduate programmes of study in Higher Education, both taught and research.

CSHE Programmes

Associate Fellowship Scheme (AFS)
A 30-credit, one year course, intended for Graduate Teaching Assistants or members of staff contractually required to take the AFS.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
A 60-credit, two year course, intended for lecturers, normally in their first fulltime post who are contractually required to take the PGCHE.

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDip)
A 120-credit course that builds upon the knowledge and theories gained during the PGCHE and focuses on developing an understanding of the processes and nature of educational research. The credits gained for the PGCHE are included in the required credits.

Masters in Higher Education (MA)
A 180-credit course that builds upon the PDip and consists of a dissertation. The credits achieved in the PDip are included in these credits.

PhD in Higher Education
The Centre has a small cohort of PhD students. If you are interested in PhD study please contact us

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or the programmes themselves, please contact the Programme Administrator (heprogsadmin@kent.ac.uk).



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