Taught course

Innovation in Learning and Teaching (Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Course members will have achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or equivalent.

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Overview

If you've achieved Fellowship of the HEA, you're looking to progress in your higher education career and you want to shape the future of HE, this Innovation in Learning and Teaching Master's is the perfect next step.

This course provides those already in academic roles the additional skills and experience needed to hold more senior position, and apply for the Advance HE Senior or Principal Fellowship (SFHEA/PFHEA).

Measures introduced by systems such as TEF have highlighted the importance of innovative, student-focused teaching in higher education. This course allows you to adjust your teaching focus accordingly, so you can better address the needs and abilities of students.

You'll learn enhanced higher education teaching practices, including creative pedagogies and different approaches to teaching by distance learning. You'll also be able to further specialise your study through an optional major project.

This part-time course has a flexible approach to accommodate your existing professional commitments. You can study this course entirely through distance learning, or with some elements taught face-to-face. You'll also be credited with 60 RPL Masters credits for your FHEA, so you'll already have achieved 1/3 of your degree before you begin.

When you complete the course, you'll be ready to further your career in higher education teaching, with a fresh set of knowledge and skills that you've already put into practice in your role.

What you'll experience

On this Innovation in Learning and Teaching Master's, you'll:

    • Learn innovative teaching skills, such as new approaches to online and face-to-face collaborative learning, and incorporate them into your professional practice
    • Stay up-to-date with current HE best practice, such as the TEF-led focus on innovative, student-focused teaching approaches, and by critically assessing key issues in the sector, such as the BAME Award gap
    • Shape the course to the needs of your teaching role
    • Spend your time and fees with greater efficiency than a traditional Master's degree, having already achieved 1/3 of your degree through RPL credits awarded for your FHEA
    • Take a module which specifically prepares you for Senior or Principal Fellowship, depending on your role and experience, through the APEX Programme delivered in collaboration with our Department of Curriculum Quality and Enhancement (DCQE)
    • Choose to specialise in your passion through your major project
    • Fit your studies around your professional role with distance learning and the option of some face-to-face teaching

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate with a more innovative teaching skill set applied directly to your HE practice, in addition you'll have opportunities to progress through levels of Advance HE, and create impact in key sector drivers which may support future career aspirations, whether in higher education institutions or other areas of professional practice.

Roles you could go onto work in when you graduate include:

  • Senior lecturer
  • Senior teaching fellow
  • Reader
  • Professor
  • University management

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
University Admissions Centre
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
02392 845566