M.A. On Campus

Teaching in Lifelong Learning (Top-up)

University of Huddersfield

12 months
16000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Teaching in Lifelong Learning (Top-up) at University of Huddersfield is designed to develop deeper intellectual engagement with current issues relating the design, delivery, evaluation and administration of educational programmes in the Lifelong Learning sector.


About the Teaching in Lifelong Learning (Top-up) course at University of Huddersfield

It aims to enhance the professional standing and critical understanding of those working in the sector in a range of professional roles.

The course operates as a top-up to previous achievement at postgraduate level and requires you to undertake a single 60 credit dissertation module. Previous experience and appropriate level understanding of educational research methods for example, previous achievement in a postgraduate level research methods module, is essential.

Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:  

  • A case study of youth disaffection at an independent alternative school in North West England. * A critical evaluation of the efficacy of Restorative Practice (RP) in place at a high school in a northern city in the United Kingdom.


A postgraduate qualification is a great way to stand out from your colleagues and position yourself for a promotion or pursue a career change.  In fact, here at Huddersfield, 98.4% of our postgraduates find employment or go onto further study within six months of graduating. 9 in 10 of them go onto work in professional or managerial roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Dissertation

This module involves individual research on a current work-related or contemporary issue or problem in Lifelong Learning. The process of researching and writing up the dissertation will involve appropriate research design, data collection and analysis, with the interpretation and evaluation of findings reported in such a way as to encourage dissemination.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • an Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Education or equivalent award, containing 120 credits at Masters level, or a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field and evidence of successful teaching experience .
In addition you must also:
  • evidence an appropriate level of understanding of educational research methods
  • have experience of teaching, training or working in a relevant organisation in lifelong learning or in a related sector
  • complete a satisfactory interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  •  the part-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate students on this course will be £575 (Band 1) per 15 credit module and £1,150 (Band 1) per 30 credit module.

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 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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