Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (MA)

University College London the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • develop your practical teaching skills
  • increase your understanding of the issues and factors which affect learning in higher and professional education
  • allow you to reflect on key underlying educational philosophies, pedagogy and your academic experience in order to enhance your professional practice
  • give you the opportunity to undertake a small-scale research project
  • address nationally agreed professional standards.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • be eligible for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as a route to becoming a Registered Practitioner (completion of set modules applies)
  • build on the Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education .
Who is this programme for?

Lecturers and other professionals working in further, higher or professional education.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent. You should currently be employed in an appropriate educational or professional institution, since the programme requires practical work within a teaching or training context, and elements of the assessment framework are also strongly related to your employment context.

Core topics
  • University and professional teaching
  • Assessing learning
  • Designing courses and curricula
  • ICT in teaching or training in higher and professional education
  • Supervisory and professional practice
  • Improving lecturing
  • Learning in small groups
  • Innovation and change in higher and professional education
  • Learning and teaching for adults.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments (including a portfolio of practice), practical activities and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Face-to-face evening sessions, regular inductions and tutorials, and one-day, two-day and three-day workshops.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • university lecturers
  • teaching clinicians in a range of professional roles
  • music conservatoire educators.

 

Core modules
  • Assessing Learning
  • Designing Courses and Curricula
  • Developing Supervisory and Professional Practice
  • Improving Lecturing
  • Incorporating ICT into Teaching/Training Practice in Higher and Professional Education
  • Innovation and Change in Higher and Professional Education
  • Learning and Teaching for Adults
  • Learning in Small Groups
Recommended modules
  • Assessing Learning
  • Designing Courses and Curricula
  • Developing Supervisory and Professional Practice
  • Education for the Professions
  • Improving Lecturing
  • Incorporating ICT into Teaching/Training Practice in Higher and Professional Education
  • Innovation and Change in Higher and Professional Education
  • Learning and Teaching for Adults
  • Learning in Small Groups
  • Understanding Education Research

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree or equivalent. You should currently be employed in an appropriate educational or professional institution, since the programme requires practical work within a teaching or training context, and elements of the assessment framework are also strongly related to your employment context.

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