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Teaching and Learning in Higher And Professional Education (Advanced Standing) MA

University of Bolton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

If you want the opportunity to make best use your skills as an educationalist by positively influencing your career prospects and improving your teaching and learning practice, top-up your PgCert to an MA Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education with the University of Bolton.

Course Details

If you’ve already successfully completed the University of Bolton’s Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (or an equivalent 60 credit programme), and are currently employed in one or both of these fields, then this master’s course is ideal. With modules specifically designed for ambitious educationalists, you can access the knowledge required to achieve higher levels of responsibility and greater satisfaction in your work.

We aim to help you develop an enhanced and critical awareness of current key issues in the higher and professional education sector, as well as your knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories that underpin best practice in education. As well as reflecting on your own professional practice, we’ll encourage and guide you in formulating creative solutions to complex educational problems.

Our highly experienced and research active team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent master’s-level project. You’ll also have the chance to develop enhanced key skills in line with your personal and professional development needs; for instance, team working and leadership, problem solving, autonomy and professional accountability.

Course Highlights:

  • The course is designed to help you develop an enhanced and critical understanding of the local and national context and trends across the UK higher education and professional education sector.
  • By committing to ongoing critical reflection, evaluation and action, you could develop master’s-level scholarship and research-informed practice.
  • Intensive use of learning technologies and multimedia resources, such as virtual learning environments and eLearning tools, enhance your ICT skills and raise your awareness of resources from across the educational spectrum.

Career Opportunities

This master’s degree is ideal if you already possess the University of Bolton’s Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education. It aims to help you further develop your already considerable skills in teaching, professional practice, scholarship and research. Our dedicated team will guide you as you develop an enhanced critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

This course is designed to enhance your career potential by developing your skills as a member of academic staff in higher education institutions and could therefore improve your promotion prospects within higher education or improve access to a higher education career.

The skills and knowledge on offer would benefit anyone aiming for a career in education. Obtaining this qualification will assist entry to further study at doctorate level; for instance, when applying to the University of Bolton’s EdD Doctor of Education, EdD Doctor of Educational Leadership, or PhD by research programmes.

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University information

University of Bolton

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  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    101 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47 47%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%



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