University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Higher Education

**Why choose this course** Our Higher Education MA has been built with practising university teachers in mind. It encourages you to construct your own developmental pathway through a choice of optional modules, allowing you to graduate as a more confident university teacher with the skills and knowledge to shape professional practice. **What you will study** Through online delivery of content, our Higher Education MA offers you the flexibility to create a programme that suits your professional development needs in the field of university teaching, and is offered on a part-time basis over three to five years. The programme allows you to construct your own developmental pathway through a choice of optional modules. You will do this by engaging with the explicit pedagogic framework that underpins the programme, emphasising the connections between concepts, theory and practice, teaching and research, disciplinary methods, and teachers and students. On the programme you will analyse issues relating to your everyday teaching practice, share practice and explore solutions with your fellow participants and tutors. Your experience on the MA can provide evidence to support application for Senior Fellowship of the HEA. You will be registered initially for the MA in Higher Education (180 credits). However, you can choose to step-off at Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) Level.

Entry requirements

MA: It is essential for applicants to be academic staff (tutors and lecturers) or academic-related staff working at a Higher Education Institute as they will need access to students and teaching peers in order to undertake some of the activities within the modules, such as teaching observations and classroom based action research projects. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. PART-TIME WITH DISTANCE LEARNING Year 1 (part-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION - Compulsory ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK - Optional DESIGNING TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING - Optional EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH - Optional PEER OBSERVATION OF TEACHING - Optional TEACHING IN YOUR OWN DISCIPLINE - Compulsory VETERINARY CLINICAL TEACHING - Optional EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING - Optional FROM STUDENT VOICE TO CO-ENQUIRY - Optional MOVING INTO ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP - Optional RESEARCHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION - Compulsory SIGNATURE CONCEPTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION - Optional TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TEACHING IN VETERINARY MEDICINE - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Choose 6 from the 10 listed optional modules Year 2 (part-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION - Compulsory ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK - Optional DESIGNING TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING - Optional EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH - Optional PEER OBSERVATION OF TEACHING - Optional TEACHING IN YOUR OWN DISCIPLINE - Compulsory VETERINARY CLINICAL TEACHING - Optional EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING - Optional FROM STUDENT VOICE TO CO-ENQUIRY - Optional MOVING INTO ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP - Optional RESEARCHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION - Compulsory SIGNATURE CONCEPTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION - Optional TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TEACHING IN VETERINARY MEDICINE - Optional Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Choose 6 from the 10 listed optional modules Year 3 (part-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION - Compulsory ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK - Optional DESIGNING TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING - Optional EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH - Optional PEER OBSERVATION OF TEACHING - Optional TEACHING IN YOUR OWN DISCIPLINE - Compulsory VETERINARY CLINICAL TEACHING - Optional EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING - Optional FROM STUDENT VOICE TO CO-ENQUIRY - Optional MOVING INTO ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP - Optional RESEARCHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION - Compulsory SIGNATURE CONCEPTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION - Optional TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TEACHING IN VETERINARY MEDICINE - Optional Optional modules for Year 3 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Choose 6 from the 10 listed optional modules

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2019 - 36 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 - 36 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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