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This master’s degree is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton that cover contemporary issues and the latest emergent trends in education and health. Our University has a ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’ ethos. We aspire to offer postgraduate student-focused courses that are underpinned by the research knowledge of our high-quality staff.
The MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education aims to support your professional development and carries considerable weight as a recognition of high professional standards. Throughout the course you’ll draw from and focus upon your work-based experiences as the basis of your studies, using your knowledge, practice and professional enquiry skills. In addition to developing your expertise in your chosen educational context, you’ll have the opportunity to relate this to your own setting so you can address areas of concern and development needs in an informed manner.
Our welcoming team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff will guide you in an exploration of effective planning, assessment, evaluation and curriculum development. You’ll also be encouraged to work with other course members and your tutors as co-developers of knowledge, to share evidence-based best practice.
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Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course is designed to support your professional development as a practitioner in the education and health sectors. It aims to give you an understanding of the principles and practice of effective teaching, including planning, assessment evaluation, curriculum development and the professional ethics of teaching and learning. It offers key transferable skills such as how to deal with complex issues within the learning environment, analytical skills, and the ability to evaluate research concerning childhood theory and its links to the curriculum.
This course is designed to support your career progression; for instance, through a specialist curriculum or pastoral role, or by moving into management. As a graduate, you may seek to become a head of department, head of year or coordinator of a cross-curricular area, such as special needs or careers education, or a subject or professional mentor for trainee teachers on placement.
Alternatively, you could take on additional responsibility as a leading practitioner, in which you would share excellent classroom practice, knowledge and expertise with colleagues in their own schools, colleges and other institutions. There are also some opportunities for self-employment, which include private tutoring, writing educational materials or running a small private school.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021/2022.
This course is designed to help you develop and build on your current knowledge and experience as an education practitioner. Experience and practice underpinned by informed research are valued and drawn upon throughout. You’ll be expected to build a collaborative learning relationship with your peers to exchange ideas, discuss relevant issues relating to your practice and explore areas for development.
A wide variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used on this course. These may include lectures, presentations, seminars, workshops, collaborative discussion and group work, debates and tutorials. You can also expect a range of assessment methods, such as essays, reports, presentations, portfolios and course work. Your learning journey will be supported by the intensive use of technology and multimedia resources.
Personal and independent study is essential and you should expect to devote a significant amount of time to the course.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 100%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 84%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 16%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
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The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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