Taught course

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Winchester aims to develop motivational and inspirational teachers, who are well equipped to understand the needs of the learners they work with.

The programme is built on the University's foundations of research excellence in learning and teaching. The programme specialises in evidenced-based pedagogy and student engagement, alongside the belief that effective practice with assessment and feedback should be at the heart of education.

Students do not need to be in a teaching role to study the programme. 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.

Modules

Engaging Students in Learning (HEA Associate Fellow Recognition)
Curriculum Design in Higher Education: Theory and Practice
Technology Enhanced Learning
Practitioner Research
Dissertation

The modules are designed to offer individuals the opportunity to experience new pedagogies and technologies. The programme is delivered via a range of group settings allowing students to capitalise on their 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, students are encouraged to relate their learning and experiences back to their roles as educators to enhance the quality of their interactions with the students they work with.

The programme structure allows for innovative assessment practices to be adopted and our inclusive assessment strategy deploys a variety of methods for assessment including portfolios, blogging, conferences, e-portfolios and reflective essays. Timely, relevant and helpful feedback is paramount to our assessment practice and aims to foster motivation and develop the individual's capacity for self-assessment.

The programme aims to prepare and further develop individuals striving for a successful career in the higher education sector.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Fees and funding

Home and EU tuition fee: £4,900
International tuition fee: £10,900

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries and Applications
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1962 827234