Taught course

Academic Practice MEd: Online distance learning available

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Education
Qualifications
MEd

Entry requirements

You should have a confirmed teaching related workload of at least 30 hours for the duration of the first year of the programme. This equates to 10% of the notional learning hours for the Introduction to learning and teaching in higher education course. (A typical academic contract might have in the region of 2-400 hours of ‘teaching related workload’ per annum, though individual workloads do vary greatly.)

Your ‘teaching related workload’ must include student contact hours (these can be online) and assessment responsibilities. It is also expected that ‘teaching related workload’ will include some degree of curriculum design responsibilities.

  • ‘Student contact hours’ should normally equate to at least one third of the minimum teaching related workload (i.e. around 10 hours).
  • Where ‘student contact hours’ are considered to be ‘online teaching’ then a calculation based on ‘notional learning hours’ will be conducted to quantify approximate contact. Typically, around 10% of the notional learning hours attributed to a course can be considered as ‘student contact hours’.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our blended Academic Practice programme is designed to support the professional development of staff involved in teaching and supporting learning in higher education at various points in their career. The programme strives to provide a variety of practical advice and support to enhance the competence, confidence and professional development of teachers in higher education as well as provide an opportunity to engage in scholarly practice, theory and research and scholarship related to higher education.

  • The programme aims to engage participants in both initial and continuing professional development related to learning and teaching, with the aim of enhancing your practice and student learning.
  • It will enhance your understanding of a variety of higher education pedagogies through practice, reflection and engagement with theory.
  • We will support you to gain professional recognition of your teaching through engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting learning and the University of Glasgow’s Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET) framework.
  • We have flexible blended and online study options to suit your needs, with opportunities to study regardless of your location.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
£889 per 20 credits
International students
£1,958 per 20 credits.

For funding opportunities search the scholarships database

www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/feetable/2018-19/

Qualification and course duration

MEd

part time
60-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Learning & Teaching Centre
Email
leads-medap@glasgow.ac.uk