Higher Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) Online
Our Higher Education MA has been built with practising university teacher in mind. It encourages you to construct your own developmental pathway through a choice of optional modules, allowing you to graduate a more confident university teacher with the skills and knowledge to shape professional practice.


Through online delivery of content, our Higher Education MA offers you the flexibility to create a programme that suits your professional development needs in the field of university teaching, and is offered on a part-time basis over five years.

The programme allows you to construct your own developmental pathway through a choice of optional modules. You will do this by engaging with the explicit pedagogic framework that underpins the programme, emphasising the connections between concepts, theory and practice, teaching and research, disciplinary methods, and teachers and students.

On the programme you will analyse issues relating to your everyday teaching practice, share practice and explore solutions with your fellow participants and tutors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Teaching in Your Own Discipline
  • Researching in Higher Education
  • Research Dissertation
  • Signature Concepts in Higher Education
  • Evaluating Educational Research
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • From Student Voice to Co-Enquiry
  • Peer Observation of Teaching
  • Moving into Academic Leadership
  • Designing Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Exploring Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Veterinary Clinical Teaching
  • Technical and Professional Skills Teaching in Veterinary Education

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Part-time
                          • Average part-time duration 60 months
                          • Intensity Flexible
                        • Credits
                          180 alternative credits
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          • Attendance
                            No Attendance
                          • Teacher support
                            Continuous support with feedback on request

                        English Language Requirements

                        You need the following IELTS score:

                        • Minimum required score:


                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                          Schedule IELTS

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                        Academic Requirements

                        All applicants should normally be academic staff (tutors and lecturers) or academic-related staff working at a Higher Education Institute.

                        Getting a Student Visa

                        This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          1100 EUR/module
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 1100 EUR per module and a duration of 60 months.
                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                          500 EUR/module
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 500 EUR per module and a duration of 60 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                        Above are expressed the fees for February Entry. For January Entry: 
                        • EU/EEA - £520/module
                        • NON-EU/EEA - £1,150/module


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