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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - MA

Why study this course?

Our Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MA is specially designed to improve your career if you're assisting student learning or teaching in higher education.

You'll have the opportunity to move up to higher paying roles with more responsibility and recognition thanks to our course's Higher Education Academy (HEA)-accreditation. You'll also study specific e-learning modules that are accredited by the Staff and Education Development Association.

Our course will work around your teaching schedule, preparing you to take on more responsibility for your higher education subject. You'll become more confident in the theory, research and practical fields of teaching and learning.

After you complete the course, the HEA will allow you to apply for its Fellowship status. Having this status on your CV will enhance your potential for future promotion.

In the most recent (2015-16) Destination 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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Using engaging theory and research, you'll develop as an outstanding practitioner who takes an active role in your professional development. You'll explore research related to the subject you teach and how to develop effective practice at work.

Will you complete the Postgraduate Certificate or full MA?

Successfully pass the Higher Education Academy (HEA)-accredited option within the course, and you'll gain the Postgraduate Certificate award. This will make you eligible for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

When completing the full MA, our additional modules will focus your attention on the wider context of the teaching and learning process. This will help you develop into a practitioner who has a much broader view of higher education.

Strengthen your skills and knowledge

You'll take part in national debates on the development of learning and teaching, touching on both your subject and more general subjects. By attempting to influence others with your ideas and research findings, you'll emerge from these debates more informed and confident about your knowledge and skills.

You can complete either a dissertation or a project to refine your expertise in one specific area of your subject. You'll use this expertise to improve the effectiveness of your teaching after you graduate.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through essays, portfolios, presentations and project reports. You'll also be assessed and evaluated by your peers.

We use this range of assessment methods to reinforce your understanding of advanced higher education teaching.

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.

After you graduate, you'll use your newfound abilities to help your students learn more effectively and achieve success in their own lives.

Our graduates have gone on to leadership roles, further research and publication in the field of learning and teaching in higher education.

Their places of work include the University of Surrey, University College London, London Metropolitan University and Camden Council. Job titles they now hold include research coordinator, senior economics lecturer, senior pharmacology lecturer and lecturing roles in many other subjects.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations 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 2018. 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

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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.

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