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Online PGCert Higher Education Policy Into Practice career outlook

Provide excellent leadership in higher education

  • Interdisciplinary programme
  • Research-based university

This online PGCert gives you the skills to contribute to policy-making processes, implement policy into practice, and recommend future policy changes. Utilise your new knowledge in several roles that involve both professional and academic responsibilities.

The PGCert Higher Education Policy Into Practice can help you reach a position in senior management at a higher education institution or an organisation that works closely with the sector.

The programme is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds including academics and professional services. With the PGCert Higher Education Policy Into Practice, you can make a strategic move toward the next step in your career.

Director of Education Services


A Director of Education Services oversees the delivery of education at their organisation. They might implement academic policies and procedures, enact a strategic vision, and lead teams of teachers and professionals.

Pro Vice Chancellor


A Pro Vice Chancellor is responsible for the academic vision of their organisation, and includes many responsibilities. They may oversee the organsation’s finances, research initiatives, outreach, and more.

Additional roles include:

  • Communications and Marketing Manager
  • Head of Policy
  • Research Manager
  • Head of Professional Services
  • Head of Academic Services

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Programme outcomes

PGCert Higher Education Policy Into Practice graduates are expected to have knowledge and understanding of:

Career support

Your relationship with the University of Birmingham will continue long after your graduation. To make the most of your future career prospects, we will help you gain the skills, knowledge, and attributes that employers are looking for.

One-to-one support

Access one-to-one career advice and support via the University of Birmingham Careers Network for up to two years after you graduate.

Extensive network

Join an alumni network of over 300,000 students worldwide.

Online community

Connect with your peers and lecturers and keep our thriving online community alive.


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