Humanities & Education
Higher Education
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Higher Education

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
1128 Points
1 Year

Program Description

The new MA Higher Education is intended to attract those interested in the study of Higher Education as its own field of study. The new range of modules on the new programme reflect the changing landscape of Higher Education.

This flexible and accessible course is designed to work around you. Aimed at academics and those supporting learning in Higher Education, and beyond including local Further Education Colleges, other higher education institutions, training providers and those with an interest in the sector. The course explores the literature in teaching, learning and assessment together, to help you critique and apply generic and subject specific pedagogies and carry out related research across a broad range of disciplines and roles.

Course Highlights:

- Flexible course allowing participants throughout the UK and the world to study around their current work commitments. - As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Insitute (TEI)
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
International Baccalaureate
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
TOEFL (internet based)
Professional Experience
Required working experience related to the Program
Up to 3 months
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Detailed Transcript
Academic Reference Letter (1st)
Student Visa
Professional Reference Letter
Academic Reference Letter (2nd)

Information about qualifications:

  • Applicants must be working in Education

Alternative English language requirements:

  • ESB ESOL International: Level 2‐Step 1
  • European Baccalaureate Language 1: Grade 7.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 2: Grade 7.0
  • Language Cert International ESOL B2 SELT (SELT version ONLY): B2 High Pass overall and min 33/50 in each skill
  • Duolingo: Overall 110

More information:

  • Must have a PG qualification within 5 years.
  • If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study.


The Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education

This module will allow you to develop the study of higher education policy in a philosophical perspective. In doing so you will consider the importance of philosophical thought to contemporary higher education policy beyond and in greater depth than in previous modules. You'll have the opportunity to investigate higher education policy and its development in specific aspects of higher education – widening participation, social justice, assessment, finance and explore these within international higher education policy.

You will investigate contemporary policy frameworks in higher education and develop a personal, justified stance in regard to one aspect of policy. You'll be able to critically assess this policy aspect and appreciate its philosophical roots in teaching and learning in higher education. - (15 credits) Compulsory

Pedagogy in Higher Education

The aim of this module is to introduce students to theories that underpin learning and teaching in higher education. Students will be able to reflect on how to effectively facilitate learning in the context of modern higher education and within various subject disciplines. This will be done through the critical exploration, reflection on, and evaluation of a wide range of key contemporary learning theories, practices and methodologies that support the development of effective learning environments and enhance the student experience. - (15 credits) Compulsory

Research Methods and Methodologies for Education

This module will provide a critical overview of research methods and approaches used for researching various aspects of modern higher education. You will be able to evaluate the strengths and limitations of various methodologies in a range of higher education contexts. - (15 credits) Compulsory

Psychology of Learning in Higher Education

This module is designed to explore various psychological theories and practical applications relevant to enhancing the experience of higher education. Different psychological perspectives and research on thinking, learning (including collaborative learning), cognitive and learning styles, motivation, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, resilience and development of self-identity and self-efficacy, and the role of social support and connectedness will be critically appraised in relation to applicability and impact on student retention, engagement and achievement. - (15 credits) Compulsory

Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

The aim of this module is to apply their knowledge of pedagogic theory developed to the study and practice of innovative curriculum and assessment design that will provide dynamic learning, assessment and feedback experiences that are appropriate to participants’ subject discipline. Students will be able to reflect on how to effectively facilitate learning in the context of modern higher education and within various subject disciplines. This will be done through a practice-based project where participants will be able to explore the unique concerns and drivers of their practice within the context of their subject discipline and wider higher education. - (15 credits) Compulsory


(60 credits) - Compulsory


Completion of this degree will help you realise your ambitions of teaching within the Higher Education sector.


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