Academic Practice, M.Ed. | Part time | University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
60 months
2460 GBP/module
1117 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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The blended Academic Practice programme of the University of Glasgow is designed to support the professional development of staff involved in teaching and supporting learning in higher education at various points in their career.


The Academic Practice programme of the University of Glasgow strives to provide a variety of practical advice and support to enhance the competence, confidence and professional development of teachers in higher education as well as provide an opportunity to engage in scholarly practice, theory and research and scholarship related to higher education.

Why this programme

  • The programme aims to engage participants in both initial and continuing professional development related to learning and teaching, with the aim of enhancing your practice and student learning.
  • It will enhance your understanding of a variety of higher education pedagogies through practice, reflection and engagement with theory.
  • We will support you to gain professional recognition of your teaching through engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting learning and the University of Glasgow’s Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET) framework.
  • We have flexible blended and online study options to suit your needs, with opportunities to study regardless of your location.

Career Prospects

The professional recognition and qualifications you gain through completion of this programme are designed to support you in advancing your academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Course Design in Your Discipline
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Supervising Students
  • Creative Pedagogies for Active Learning
  • Debates in Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will re-open in late Spring.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a confirmed teaching related workload of at least 30 hours for the duration of the first year of the programme. This equates to 10% of the notional learning hours for the Introduction to learning and teaching in higher education course.
  • Your ‘teaching related workload’ must include student contact hours (these can be online) and assessment responsibilities. It is also expected that ‘teaching related workload’ will include some degree of curriculum design responsibilities.
  • ‘Student contact hours’ should normally equate to at least one third of the minimum teaching related workload (i.e. around 10 hours).
  • Where ‘student contact hours’ are considered to be ‘online teaching’ then a calculation based on ‘notional learning hours’ will be conducted to quantify approximate contact. Typically, around 10% of the notional learning hours attributed to a course can be considered as ‘student contact hours’.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2460 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2460 GBP per module during 60 months.
  • National

    1117 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1117 GBP per module during 60 months.
  • fees per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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