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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September, February

  • Course Duration

    Part-Time: Flexible learning over 3 - 5 Years

  • Course Type

    PgDip, PgCert, Other

  • Course Fees

    In 2019/20 per module (20 credits): Scottish online £560; RUK online and EU online £650. Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)

  • Last Updated

    11 November 2019

This MEd Tertiary and Higher Education is designed to support the professional development of individuals working in education and training at either tertiary or higher education level. The intention is to strengthen and enhance participants' understanding of educational issues whilst raising their professional profiles.

You will be encouraged to discuss and analyse information from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and apply them to your own professional practice. You will have the opportunity to focus your studies on an area of professional educational interest whilst developing research skills and an understanding of ethical principles in higher education.

For those working in higher education, on successful completion of the PgCert, you will be eligible to apply to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The course also offers specialist modules for those working in a clinical practice and who teach; for example, nursing or dental students. Students who choose this option can exit with a PgCert Clinical Pedagogy or continue on to the full MEd Tertiary and Higher Education.

Special Features

• Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.

• The course is available to study part time, online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitment

• Reflective learning is at the heart of this course allowing you to use your learning to enhance your professional practice

• You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, or full Masters degree

Modules

PgCert

You will study the following core modules:

  • Teaching and learning in tertiary and higher education
  • Theory and practice of e-learning

You will also choose one option module which may include:

  • Research methods and techniques
  • Quantitative research and data analysis
  • Qualitative inquiry

Those working in a clinical practice and who teach (eg. nursing or dental students) may study the core Clinical Pedagogy modules below, and either exit at this point with a PgCert Clinical Pedagogy, or continue on to the full MEd Tertiary and Higher Education:

  • Teaching and learning in tertiary and higher education
  • Teaching and learning in the clinical environment
  • Assessment in the clinical environment

Note: These modules are not available to international students.

PgDip

You will study the following core module:

  • Mixed methods and action research

You will also choose two option modules which may include:

  • Qualitative inquiry
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Developing potential through placement
  • Preparing for masters level study
  • Research supervision
  • Applying psychology to learning

MEd

To achieve the award of MEd Tertiary and Higher Education you must complete a research dissertation.

Locations

This course is available online with support from Lews Castle College UHI, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XR

Study Options

You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning Environment (VLE)

Part Time Self Study

Funding

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

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Top reasons to study at UHI

1. Do something different: our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which often reflects the unique environment and culture of our region and closely links to vocational skills required by a range of sectors.

2. Choice of campuses – we have campuses across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Each campus is different from rich cultural life of the islands; the spectacular coasts and mountains; to the bright lights of our city locations.

3. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff

4. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the ‘visit website’ button below which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select the Apply tab to complete our online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

International Students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international

English Language Requirements

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Visit the Tertiary and Higher Education MEd page on the University of the Highlands and Islands website for more details!

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