Taught course

Academic Practice

University of Glasgow · School of Education

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Entry requirements

  • An honours degree.
  • You should have a confirmed teaching-related workload of at least 30 hours for the duration of the first year of the programme.
  • 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Wherever you are in your career, if you are involved in teaching or supporting learning within higher education, our Academic Practice programme will help you to improve your career prospects. You'll receive a wealth of practical advice and support to boost your competence, confidence and professional development.

The blended Academic Practice MEd gives you an excellent opportunity to engage in scholarly practice, theory and research related to higher education. It is designed to engage students in both initial and continuing professional development related to learning and teaching.

Gain a better understanding of a variety of higher education pedagogies through practice, reflection and engagement with theory. We will help 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 Glasgows Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET) framework.

With this MEd in Academic Practice, you will have the flexibility to study for a qualification from a world-renowned university while youre still in full-time employment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    part time
    60-96 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Learning and Teaching Centre