Toolkit for PGT Programme Innovation

Welcome to the toolkit for PGT programme innovation

This toolkit is for academics who develop Postgraduate Taught (PGT) courses, and those who teach and support taught postgraduate students.

This toolkit offers:

  • Guidance on developing programmes that attract a range of students, including those students from WP backgrounds, international students and students in employment.
  • Guidance on how give your students the best possible learning experience appropriate to their level of study.
  • Information on the range of innovation currently taking place in taught postgraduate programme development and delivery across the University through a series of case studies.

This toolkit is developed with support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It is part of a three-pronged approach to look at how to widen participation in PGT programmes through academic innovation, financial support and information, advice and guidance. With Sheffield as lead, it is developed in collaboration with a consortium of six universities – Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Warwick and York. Some of the case studies of best practice have been contributed by these partners.

As part of the work on the development of academic innovation, the toolkit is part of the national Postgraduate Scholarship (PSS) Scheme, which was developed to support broader access to postgraduate provision.


You can navigate your way to each page from the menu on the left side of the page, or by looking at the A-Z. The toolkit includes the following sections:

Introduction and Pathways

Progamme Development and Design

curriculum and pedagogy

student support and guidance

marketing insight and recruitment

Univerity of Leeds

University of Manchester

University of Newcastle

University of Sheffield

University of Warwick

University of York