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This Master of Education (Higher Education) offers you the ability to study a wide range of topics relevant to educating academic staff working in higher education. The course provides initial teacher preparation for staff new to education, with modules covering teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design.
Later modules cover leading course provision and dealing with student success, retention, attainment and managing complex issues, including fitness to practise. By undertaking the full Masters degree, you'll examine an aspect of pedagogical practice in detail, using educational research methods.
The course uses a mix of lectures, group-based seminars and interactive workshop activities, and action learning sets. Online quizzes and self-directed learning will also support your learning experience.
You will be assessed using multiple methods reflecting the underpinning principles of universal design for learning, including essay format, a spoken individual presentation (viva), written module document and verbal defence, reflective account, presentation, written research proposal and an independent project report.
The course is taught on a part-time basis, on a Thursday from 9am-3pm in year one, and on a Tuesday from 9am-3pm in year two.
Individuals wishing to access the course with advance standing can only do so from October 2021.
Explore academic practice and gain an overview of learning theories, practical classroom teaching and learning approaches, while also covering a range of pedagogical approaches. Identify both why you are taking an approach as well as having the ability to implement, adapt and evaluate contemporary approaches to health professions education.
Use evidence informed teaching practices, signature pedagogies and approaches to learning and teaching such as Gamification, Object Based Learning. Gain an insight into the theory behind these approaches while developing skills and confidence in delivering learning.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Explore the principles and practice of conducting educational research, including research design; research paradigms; data collection, management and analysis; use of ICT tools and resources; conducting literature surveys, writing for the academic research community; the politics and ethics of educational research; epistemological and theoretical perspectives; and current debates relating to research. You will be provided with the opportunity to generate and evaluate your own research tools, and to search for and engage in depth with relevant critical literature.
Develop your applied research capabilities by means of a substantive dissertation project or systematic review of literature surrounding a chosen topic. You'll be allocated a project supervisor with whom you'll negotiate an appropriate topic relevant to their academic practice.
Focus on your leadership and management skills and explore approaches to student retention, attainment and progression. Learn how to manage the operational issues of module or course delivery, set against a higher educational landscape of change and policy constraints. Study change management theory and develop your academic practice to successfully navigate and respond effectively to this context of practice.
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We usually require applicants to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree. Applicants must be in a role which includes a full range of academic responsibilities in line with the UK Professional Standards Framework dimensions and which includes at least 100 hours of face-to-face scheduled teaching each year.
University of Sunderland staff will apply via the HR staff qualifications policy agreeing workload remission and support with their line manager.
This course is suitable for applicants to enter with advanced standing (eg APL). APL is permitted for up to 30% of the course (60 credits). APL will normally be applied against the modules in the Postgraduate Certificate usually because the applicant holds a Postgraduate Certificate of equivalence. Normal University processes of mapping learning outcomes will be applied. Only where all of the course learning outcomes to the level of a particular exit award have been met will APL be permitted.
We advise all potential applicants to have an informal phone or Skype call with the course leader before applying, to ensure that the course learning outcomes can be achieved and that the route is suitable for you. Please email email@example.com to arrange this.
The tuition fee for this course is £3,000 per year.
Please note that part-time courses are not available to international applicants who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
Learn more about settled status, pre-settled status, special discounts, visa requirements and Common Travel Area (CTA) agreements for the Republic of Ireland applicants in our Help and Advice article.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On completion of the course, you may look to find employment at higher education institutions, teaching across a range of year groups.
This course is aimed at academic staff in higher education, working to the relevant higher education regulations and organisational requirements.
The course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and as such, be able to offer student centred teaching and learning experiences.
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