Course Overview Our three year, part-time masters degree is a work-based course that gives you the opportunity to relate your higher education practice to your studies. The higher education sector brings together a wide range of professional practices, including lecturers, researchers, librarians, support, administrative, and student services. Our course is for professionals working across all areas, from administration to governance, academic services to human resources. You will share experiences from your higher education role and learn about others too, gaining a broad perspective of higher education practices and its associated professional identities. During the first two years of the course, you will study core units and choose from a number of option units. These give you the opportunity to explore your particular area of practice - teaching-focused or non-teaching focused - and develop your expertise in higher education practice and research. You will place your practice, and/or future career aspirations, at the centre of each unit that you study. This allows you to critically reflect on your work so that you can improve teaching, student support, professional services provision and the student experience. Some of the topics you might consider include the philosophies, ethics and values of educational research, different higher education discourses and ideologies, institutional and national policy and the design and delivery of teaching and assessment. In year three, you will complete a dissertation, focusing on a topic of your choice within the field of higher education practices and/or policies. You will typically critique current research, analyse data and literature, evaluate arguments and propose new approaches. Features and Benefits
- Flexible learning - Our course is part-time and online to help you fit studying around your work commitments.
- Flexible entry - We offer two entry routes for this course, one a professional services pathway and the other a teaching pathway.
- Learn from experts - You will typically learn with professionals in a variety of roles across higher education, to help you develop a broad understanding of different professional higher education practices.
Please see our website for information on entry requirements.
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