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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - MA

Why study this course?

The MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is an integrated and supported course that enables you to:

  • Take a lead in the development of the teaching of your subject
  • Critically engage with theories of learning and teaching in higher education
  • Engage in research in learning and teaching in higher education

In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

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The MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is an integrated and supported course that enables you to:

  • Take a lead in the development of the teaching of your subject
  • Critically engage with theories of learning and teaching in higher education
  • Engage in research in learning and teaching in higher education

The HE Academy-accredited option within the course leads to the award of Postgraduate Certificate. This engages with the course’s aims at the level of the subject, developing practitioners who are able to take a role in the development of teaching within their subject, and who are informed by theory, research and engagement with research related to their practice. The full MA option develops practitioners with a broader view of the teaching and learning process through additional modules focusing on the wider context. These practitioners are expected to engage with national debates about the development of learning and teaching, both within their subject and in general, and to enhance knowledge of the processes of learning and teaching through their dissertation/project.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Assessment

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including essays, portfolios, presentations and project reports, as well as assessment and evaluation by your peers.

You will be required to:

  • be currently teaching in a higher education institution

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

For the HE Academy-accredited option students will take three modules, which lead to the award of Postgraduate Certificate. For the MA, students will take six modules and complete a dissertation/project.

Core modules:

  • Delivering Teaching and Facilitating Learning
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Dissertation/Project

Other designated modules cover a range of related issues, allowing choice within the focus on learning and teaching in higher education.

This course is a professional development programme for those currently engaged in teaching and/or support of learning at higher education level. Successful participants are encouraged to go on to leadership roles, and/or to undertake further research and publication, in the field of learning and teaching in higher education.

PGCert LTHE provides eligibility for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); eLearning modules are accredited by the Staff & Educational Development Association (SEDA)

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

Please note, fees and course details may be subject to change. 

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

Fees and key information

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