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Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Distance Learning) - MEd


Course Description

This programme offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of academic practice within the university setting.

Why this programme

-This is Scotland’s first distance learning Masters programme in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education.
-The programme is firmly grounded in current relevant research. Participants are supported to make connections between theory, evidence and their own learning and teaching practice.
-There is a focus on collaborative learning online, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.

Programme structure

Courses are taught entirely online, allowing flexibility for you to balance your study and work commitments.

Core courses
Entrance credits - It is expected that the first 60 credits will be achieved through completion of the PgCert in Academic Practice or PgCert in Learning and teaching in HE or equivalent.

PgDip
-Designing higher education research
-Evaluating the quality of higher education research
-Exploring key themes in academic practice.

MEd
-Dissertation

Career prospects

Masters level study is increasingly recognised in the UK HE sector for staff development. The knowledge and skills you gain during this programme will help enhance your career in the university environment.

Visit the Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Distance Learning) - MEd page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Must have recent experience of teaching in higher education in order to undertake the PgDip/MEd programme. This is because the assessed work requires you to make links between research, theory and your own teaching practice. Please note you may be asked to provide evidence of your HE teaching experience. For entry onto the PgDip you must hold a recent PgCert in Academic Practice or PgCert in Learning and teaching in HE. Alternatively, if you are an experienced HE teacher you may wish to make a claim for Accreditation of Prior Learning.

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