Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

University of Winchester · Department of Post Experience, Training and Professional Development

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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.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Translate new ideas and theories into practical teaching methods and strategies
  • Use creative techniques and evaluate them in practice
  • Participate in our collaborative, workshop-style course

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Winchester equips you to develop as a motivational and inspirational teacher who is well equipped to understand the needs of the learners you work with. We specialise in evidenced-based pedagogy and student engagement, alongside the belief that effective practice with assessment and feedback should be at the heart of education.

You do not need to be in a teaching role to take this course. 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.

The modules are designed to offer you the opportunity to experience new pedagogies and technologies. They include Engaging Students in Learning, Curriculum Design in Higher Education: Theory and Practice, Technology Enhanced Learning, and Practitioner Research. There is also a final dissertation project.

The programme is delivered via a range of group settings allowing you to capitalise on your 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, you are encouraged to relate your learning and experiences back to your role as an educator to enhance the quality of your interactions with the students you work with.

The programme is built on the University’s foundations of research excellence in learning and teaching. Our aim is to prepare you and help you to further develop your knowledge and skills as you pursue a successful career in the higher education sector.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 1962 827234