The increasing significance of university rankings, the growing range of international student exchange schemes and public discussion of the ‘vocationalisation’ of degree programmes, are just some of the current issues within higher education in many countries.
During this full-time Higher Education at the University of Oxford course, students will have the opportunity to consider these and other complex issues that university and college leaders, higher education policy-makers and higher education researchers are addressing today. Teaching sessions will combine tutor input and class discussion, plus small group working.
Past master's and DPhil students from the Department of Education have gone on to academic and research careers at a range of universities in the UK and across the world, or are employed across a wide range of other sectors such as policy for government departments or NGOs, international organisations such as OECD, think tanks and administration at local and national levels. The department’s ‘Conversations with Alumni’ feature includes interviews with two DPhil alumni on their career paths after Oxford.
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- Course members study three core papers which consider national higher education systems and their economic impacts from theoretical, historical and empirical perspectives. Invited speakers will present their own recent research findings, ensuring that the course content reflects live debates and emerging understandings within the field of higher education policy.
- In addition to these three pathway-specific core papers, two core papers in research methods develop students’ understanding of key concepts and principles of educational research design and methodology, using quantitative and qualitative methods and data.
- 12 months
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- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
- Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic
International25900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA13600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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