Higher Education - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Higher Education

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Higher Education
PGCert Higher Education

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Part-time with Distance Learning PSX63001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

X342

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The D3 level of the UK Professional Standards Framework which is equivalent to Senior Fellow of the HEA

Faculty and Department / School

Education PSG - Higher Education

Programme Leader

KINCHIN I Prof (Higher Ed.)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Contribute to the development of participants' theoretically informed understandings, and teach in ways that support epistemological access for a diverse student body

Respect participants' disciplinary backgrounds, and encourage participants to interrogate the nature of their own disciplines and relate this to ideas presented in the programme

Promote reflective practice, requiring critical engagement based on evidence and theory with the roles and practices of higher education teaching, rather than having as its goal the teaching of a set of generic skills and techniques

Disrupt participants' existing beliefs about teaching and learning

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Evaluate the appropriate approaches for applying teaching and learning strategies within various contexts KCPT
Critically assess the role of theory, methodology and evidence in the policy and/or practices of higher education KC
Apply theoretically informed understandings to various contexts in higher education CPT
Justify an investigation of a personally selected higher education issue using appropriate theoretical and/or methodological frameworks CPT
Evaluate the analytical outcomes of an investigation of a personally selected higher education issue within the context of the higher education literature CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Part-time with Distance Learning

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.