AUA Postgraduate Certificate

What is the AUA Postgraduate Certificate?

The front cover of our AUA PgCert prospectusYou are a professional with a rewarding career, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership appeals to managers and administrators right across the spectrum of UK higher education. If you wish to extend your understanding of the sector in which you work, as well as increase your professional abilities and career prospects, then this PgCert is ideal for you.

You’ll enjoy a highly flexible programme, which is validated by Nottingham Trent University, allowing you to balance professional development with the rigour of academic enquiry. You will also be allocated a mentor to help you along every step of the way. The programme leads ultimately to a level 7 postgraduate professional qualification.

You can view the full prospectus for the AUA Postgraduate Certificate here.


Upgrade the AUA PgCert

On completion of the award, participants are eligible to complete further qualifications as the PgCert is built as a staged award:

  • Stage 1 – the AUA PgCert (60 credits),
  • Stage 2 - direct entry to the PgDip (two modules each of 30 credits)
  • Stage 3 – direct entry to the MSc (a 20 credit research methods module and a 40 credit work related project/dissertation).

The AUA PgCert is delivered by the AUA and the PgDip and the MSc will be delivered directly by NTU.

For further information and/or to apply for the PG Diploma please see the following information brochure or visit or contact NTU’s Executive Education and Corporate Relations Team on +44 (0)115 848 8139, or via email: