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Higher Education Practice MA/PGDip/PGCert

The masters in Higher Education is a work-based learning programme intended to be undertaken alongside, and complementary to, employment supporting HE student learning.

Core modules will help you to gain knowledge, understanding and capabilities in learning, teaching, assessment, research methods and academic practice. The programme encourages participants to articulate the links between current theory and research and the practical context in which they work.

The emphasis is on developing practitioners with clear professional values who understand teaching as facilitating learning and who are constantly seeking to improve their practice in a reflective and theoretically informed way.

The programme will support and develop your learning, teaching and assessment in HE, and increase your understanding of the learning process. The course will also help you gain understanding on HE policy, strategy and quality considerations.

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Programme aims

Support and develop your learning, teaching and assessment in HE.
Promote a student-centred approach to learning, teaching and assessment.
Increase your understanding of the learning process.
Foster your reflective practice.
Encourage your engagement with HE policy, strategy and quality considerations.
Develop your enhanced professional practice within a clear framework of your own professional values.


Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours Degree

Current and ongoing experience of supporting the learning of HE students in large groups, small groups and one-to-one

Current experience, or anticipated experience during the period of the programme, of curriculum and assessment design at HE level  


Study options

The course is a part-time, workbased learning programme intended to be undertaken alongside, and complementary to, employment supporting HE student learning.

Get in touch

Admissions
01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk

Employability

Employability

Completion of the PG Cert in L&T in HE demonstrates that participants have met level 2 of the UK Professional Standards for Teachers in HE. Completion of the first module of the programme, ‘Supporting Student Learning’, demonstrates attainment of level 1 of the Standards.

The PGCert in L&T in HE is accredited by both the Staff and Educational Development Association and the Higher Education Academy. Completion of the PG Cert in L&T in HE carries accreditation at Fellowship level with the HE Academy, module ‘Supporting Student Learning’ carries accreditation at associate fellowship level.

Course content

Modules

Learning Teaching and Assessment in HE
Introduction to Academic Practice
Supporting Student Learning in HE
Evaluation of Professional Learning
Professional Enquiry into an Educational Setting
Negotiated Learning – Education (Single)
Negotiated Learning – Education (Double)
Negotiated Learning – Education (Triple)
Reflecting on Current Issues in Education
Reflecting on Professional Practice
Personal and Professional Development
Finance and Resource Management
Leadership for Quality and Sustainability
Organisational Improvement through Action Research
Policy and the Management of Change
Performance Management
Information and Knowledge Management
Leading Creativity and Innovation
Mentoring and Coaching
Developing Learning and Teaching Strategies
Approaches to Educational Research: Research Methods for Professional Enquiry in Education
Dissertation  


Assessment

Completion of the Masters requires participants to complete an extended piece of research, written up as a dissertation equivalent to either three or four individual modules.

Student views


Academic department

Institute of Education

“Our high quality programmes and innovative teaching methods prepare and train the very best professionals. Worcester graduates have made a huge difference in the field of education.”
Ann Jordan, Head of Institute