University of Kent, Centre for the Study of Higher Education

Introduction

The Centre for the Study of Higher Education is a new interdisciplinary research centre, bringing together academics from across the University with research interests in Higher Education. Since October 2011 we have been offering a varied programme of research seminars, guest lectures, and opportunities for postgraduate study.

Programmes

The Centre is the home for the University's postgraduate programmes of study in Higher Education, both taught and research.

Associate Teacher Accreditation Programme (ATAP)

A 30-credit, one year course, aimed at staff who are new to teaching in Higher Education.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)

A 60-credit, two year course, aimed at more experienced staff that builds upon the knowledge gained during ATAP and explores areas such as research and independent study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDip)

A 120-credit course that builds upon the knowledge and theories gained during the PGCHE and focuses on developing an understanding of the processes and nature of educational research. The credits gained for the PGCHE are included in the required credits.

Masters in Higher Education (MA)

A 180-credit course that builds upon the PDip and consists of a dissertation. The credits achieved in the PDip are included in these credits.

PhD in Higher Education

The Centre is now accepting applications for PhD study.

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MA

Masters in Higher Education (MA)

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The PG Diploma builds on the existing Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with the addition of new modules designed to develop a critical understanding of the processes and nature of educational research, with a specific focus on HE. [+]

The PG Diploma builds on the existing Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with the addition of new modules designed to develop a critical understanding of the processes and nature of educational research, with a specific focus on HE. We support you to develop and interrogate a field of specialism in the Higher Education context which can then be pursued through a dissertation for the MA. These programmes are open to staff in academic, research and learning support roles with a minimum of two years’ experience of teaching and/or supporting learning in HE. They are free of charge for staff employed by the University of Kent and staff at partner colleges teaching University of Kent programmes. Content Core modules UN825 Educational Research Methods (for those new to this field) (15 credits) And UN824 Interrogating Educational Research (30 credits) Optional modules One of the following 2013/14: (15 credits) UN812 Developing as a Researcher in Higher Education UN813 Developing as a Research Degree Supervisor UN815 Technology in the Academic Environment UN821 Assessment and Professional Development UN899 The MA Dissertation The following modules are currently resting but will be available in 2014/2015 subject to demand: UN814 The Inclusive Curriculum (15 credits) UN816 Learning and Teaching Innovation (15 credits) [-]

Contact

The University of Kent

Address CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom
Website http://www.kent.ac.uk/
Phone +44 1227 764000