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
- 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
Work experience and career planning
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 lecturer
- Senior teaching fellow
- University management
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 and programme assessment
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.
You'll be assessed through:
- Written essays
- 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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- Transformative Learning and Teaching
- Transformative Leadership in Higher Education
- Major project: innovation and transformation in HE
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- A minimum of a second-class honours degree, PGCE or equivalent. FHEA or SFHEA will be considered for RPL of up to 60 credits. Applicants are expected to be working in, or aspiring to work in education.
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.