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About Higher Education
Masters degrees in Higher Education equip postgraduates with the skills to engage with and critically reflect upon the Higher Education system, its internal procedures and policy. This includes an examination of governance, curriculum standards, and the learning process for undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.
Courses range from taught MA and MEd (Master of Education) degrees, to vocational MBAs and research-based MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include a relevant undergraduate degree, such as Business, Communications or Education Studies.
Courses in this field are very specialised, offering opportunities for you to focus your studies in areas such as Higher Education Management, professional practise, or curriculum organisation.
For example, you may wish to focus your studies within international study, examining the movement of students between different countries, differences in curriculum organisation and the economic impact of international study across different sectors.
Alternatively, you might explore special needs education and disability assistance within the Higher Education sector. This includes examining policy within universities and other institutions institutions, exploring theory for assistive learning, as well as analysing funding procedures and pitfalls within the sector.
Careers may include governance of a single institution, roles within a Higher Education agency or funding body, or even roles within local government.
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This programme offers theoretical and practical support for those embarking on a career in Higher Education (HE). It considers different approaches to teaching and learning, grounded in educational research, and related aspects such as curriculum design and delivery and the principles and purposes of assessment. Read more
The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership (MAHEAL) is a two-year, 33-credit program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective leadership within complex and changing higher educational environments. Read more
The PGDip / MA in Higher Education Practice is a course specifically designed to support staff to develop and explore their academic practice as an educator and researcher in UK Higher Education. Read more
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. Read more
The MA enables the you to make a distinctive contribution to higher education careers work through independent research. It is approved by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body. Read more
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