Boost for MEd in Learning and Teaching

Issued: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:25:00 BST

Fees have been waived for University of Glasgow staff who apply for the online MEd in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Applications for the MEd are now being invited.

Dr Janis Davidson from the Academic Development Unit in the Learning and Teaching Centre says: 'Master’s-level study is an increasingly recognised form of career development in the HE sector in the UK.

'The MEd is a fantastic opportunity for staff wishing to further develop their expertise in learning and teaching. Participants are supported to explore key themes in academic practice, engage with the higher education literature and undertake research into an area of professional interest.'

What they said...

'The MEd encouraged me to explore aspects of my teaching and learning practices in real depth. It gave me very valuable new insights which I have used to enhance my teaching and which I have also been able to share with others.' Dr Gayle Pringle Barnes, 2014 graduate
'For me the MEd was a transformative experience. The continuing benefits both personally and professionally cannot be overstated. I now have greater ability to critically interpret life experiences and engage with my environment with increased insight.' Niall Rogerson, 2014 graduate

Professor Frank Coton, Vice Principal (Academic & Educational Innovation) said: 'The MEd is a great professional development opportunity. The recent agreement to waive fees for University of Glasgow staff demonstrates our commitment to continuing to support CPD in the area of learning and teaching. The focus of the MEd on connecting theory, practice and scholarship fits well with the University’s strategy to support excellent teaching and ultimately to enhance student learning'.

For entry onto the programme you must hold a recent PGCAP or PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE. Alternatively, if you are an experienced HE teacher you may wish to make a claim for Accreditation of Prior Learning. Please contact the Programme Leader, Janis Davidson, for advice on preparing your claim.

More information, including how to apply, is available on the Postgraduate taught degree programmes website.

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