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  MA Professional Practice in Higher Education


Bath Spa University    School of Education

Part time September MA Three to five years part-time.
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Are you a staff member or research student in Higher Education looking to enhance your professional practice? The MA Professional Practice in Higher Education programme at Bath Spa University is tailored for you. This flexible course allows you to address the challenges of higher education at your own pace, offering accredited professional development opportunities that align with your prior experience or HEA fellowships. With a range of module options to choose from, including Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education and Technology and Innovation in Higher Education, you can tailor your learning to suit your role and interests. The programme's credit system allows for a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, or Master's award, with assessments focused on practical application in higher education contexts. Gain valuable insights, network with professionals, and enhance your career development through this comprehensive programme. Join us to elevate your professional practice in the dynamic world of higher education.

About the course

A programme to help staff and research students address the key challenges of working in higher education.

  • Opportunities for accredited professional development designed to meet the needs of those working in higher education contexts, by building on prior relevant credit or HEA fellowships.
  • Undertake professional development at your own pace. We offer flexible patterns of enrolment, course delivery and credit accumulation.
  • Learning activities and assessment tasks have a practical orientation and can be tailored to reflect the needs of your work environment.

This flexible Master’s course is designed to support your continued professional development through a range of module options, and offers both intermediate qualifications and external (HEA) accredited status (for those with suitable teaching practice in HE only). You'll choose modules based on your role and interests and study over a two to five year period.

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Entry Requirements

You must be working, or a research student, in a Higher Education Institution (including HE in FE) during your part time study on this course. Activities and assessments are based on your current HE professional practice. This includes both academic and professional services staff.

You’ll normally be required to possess an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education institution, or equivalent qualification from overseas. Applicants who do not possess this, but who have at least two years of relevant work experience are also welcome to apply and will be invited to attend an admissions interview.



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