MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Winchester aims to develop motivational and inspirational teachers, who are well equipped to understand the needs of the learners they work with.
 

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MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at University of Winchester

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience. Successfully applicants would expect to be working in a Higher Education environment. The programme is suitable for aspiring teachers. Exemption from some modules may be granted for appropriate prior learning including credits gained on a PGCE course. For example, if you have 60 M-level credits from your PGCE (or similar level 7 credits) in the last five years, you may be eligible to complete two years of the degree, rather than three.

If English is not your first language

IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent

Degree duration

Part-time only: 3 years

Start date: September

Teaching takes place: Wednesday afternoons

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

September 2017** Entry Part-time | £2,500 p/a

Total Cost | £5,000

International Students

September 2017** Entry Part-time | £5,600 p/a

Total Cost | £11,200

Additional costs:

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Accreditation: Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associate Fellow or HEA Fellow Recognition

Fact: Winchester is sector-leading for Student Engagement and Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

**Please note the fees are indicative and subject to the approval of the University of Winchester Board of Governors. 

The programme is built on the University's foundations of research excellence in learning and teaching. The programme specialises in evidenced-based pedagogy and student engagement, alongside the belief that effective practice with assessment and feedback should be at the heart of education.

Students do not need to be in a teaching role to study the programme. It is suitable for existing lecturers and a diversity of academic role profiles including aspiring lecturers as well as industry specialists who wish to develop a portfolio in teaching.

  • Engaging Students in Learning (HEA Associate Fellow Recognition)
  • Curriculum Design in Higher Education: Theory and Practice
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Practitioner Research
  • Dissertation

The modules are designed to offer individuals the opportunity to experience new pedagogies and technologies. The programme is delivered via a range of group settings allowing students to capitalise on their current and/or prior experience within higher education, and to learn from the group.

The importance of evidence-based practice is acknowledged, but not at the expense of creativity and innovation. Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to relate their learning and experiences back to their roles as educators to enhance the quality of their interactions with the students they work with.

Programme Leader

The programme structure allows for innovative assessment practices to be adopted and our inclusive assessment strategy deploys a variety of methods for assessment including portfolios, blogging, conferences, e-portfolios and reflective essays. Timely, relevant and helpful feedback is paramount to our assessment practice and aims to foster motivation and develop the individual's capacity for self-assessment.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

The programme aims to prepare and further develop individuals striving for a successful career in the higher education sector.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2017. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information click here

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