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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.
This course will commence in October 2020. Due to the current Covid-19 situation the majority of the course will be delivered online using a mixture of engaging learning and teaching approaches. There are some practical sessions planned for Semester 2, the route module of the course; module tutors will be in touch about this via the Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas.
Semester 1 will focus on the taught content of the core module; interactive discussion boards, problem-based learning approaches, pre-recorded videos and action learning sets will require you to work independently, with your peers and with tutors during “live” sessions and during the allocated study time.
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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The tuition fee for this course is £6,000.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. The discount is also available to anyone with a connection to the North East who graduated in academic year 2019/20 with an undergraduate degree from any university, or who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from a university in the North East in academic year 2019/20 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Read more about the discount.
Please note that part-time courses are not available to international applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more 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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