Taught course

Higher Education

University of Huddersfield · Department of Education and Community Studies

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or above or professional equivalent, or professional relevant experience. Current experience of teaching, assessing and supporting students within a Higher Education context.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you're a newly qualified or experienced member of staff teaching on higher education programmes, this course allows you to work towards being awarded your all-important Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). HEA Fellowship brings a range of benefits to develop and progress your career. It provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly sought by employers across the higher education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion. The Higher Education Academy works with higher education providers and organisations to improve the professional experience of HE teachers through fellowships, accreditation, awards and professional development provision.

The Higher Education MA provides a flexible development programme in teaching and learning for staff already teaching higher education courses. The course aims to enable you to become a competent and skilled practitioner in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.

You'll be encouraged to embrace professional values and attitudes to teaching, learning and assessment and the course provides a framework which enables you to do this. Through this process you'll be encouraged to reflect upon your own professional experiences and set up your own targets for professional development. This enables you to evidence engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries (D237)
01484 478249