This course provides those already in academic roles the additional skills and experience needed to hold more senior position, and apply for the Advance HE Senior or Principal Fellowship (SFHEA/PFHEA).
Measures introduced by systems such as TEF have highlighted the importance of innovative, student-focused teaching in higher education. This course allows you to adjust your teaching focus accordingly, so you can better address the needs and abilities of students.
You'll learn enhanced higher education teaching practices, including creative pedagogies and different approaches to teaching by distance learning. You'll also be able to further specialise your study through an optional major project.
This part-time course has a flexible approach to accommodate your existing professional commitments. You can study this course entirely through distance learning, or with some elements taught face-to-face. You'll also be credited with 60 RPL Masters credits for your FHEA, so you'll already have achieved 1/3 of your degree before you begin.
When you complete the course, you'll be ready to further your career in higher education teaching, with a fresh set of knowledge and skills that you've already put into practice in your role.
What you'll experience
On this Innovation in Learning and Teaching Master's, you'll:
Learn innovative teaching skills, such as new approaches to online and face-to-face collaborative learning, and incorporate them into your professional practice
Stay up-to-date with current HE best practice, such as the TEF-led focus on innovative, student-focused teaching approaches, and by critically assessing key issues in the sector, such as the BAME Award gap
Shape the course to the needs of your teaching role
Spend your time and fees with greater efficiency than a traditional Master's degree, having already achieved 1/3 of your degree through RPL credits awarded for your FHEA
Take a module which specifically prepares you for Senior or Principal Fellowship, depending on your role and experience, through the APEX Programme delivered in collaboration with our Department of Curriculum Quality and Enhancement (DCQE)
Choose to specialise in your passion through your major project
Fit your studies around your professional role with distance learning and the option of some face-to-face teaching
Careers and opportunities
You'll graduate with a more innovative teaching skill set applied directly to your HE practice, in addition you'll have opportunities to progress through levels of Advance HE, and create impact in key sector drivers which may support future career aspirations, whether in higher education institutions or other areas of professional practice.
Roles you could go onto work in when you graduate include:
Senior teaching fellow
After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Teaching methods on this course include:
Pre-recorded lectures (online)
Live lectures (online)
Seminars (face-to-face, optionally online)
The teaching team are all in senior lecturer or more senior positions, with SFHEA and course leadership experience or similar.
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
Reflective exercises on practical work
A Major project
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
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What you'll studyEach module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. You'll start the course with 60 RPL credits through your fellowship of the HEA.You need to study a further 120 credits to achieve an MA.Modules currently being studiedClose allCore modulesCore modules in this year include:Transformative Learning and TeachingLeadership in higher educationMajor project: innovation and transformation in HE
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
September 2021, January 2022
DisciplinesTeaching View 384 other Masters in Teaching in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Course members will have achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or equivalent.A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
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Living costs for Portsmouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.