Postgraduate taught 

Academic Practice MEd: Online distance learning available

Students in tutorial class

This programme is currently being revised for the upcoming academic year 2018-19.

This Postgraduate Certificate, which includes the ‘Teaching and Supervision’ courses provides a route for academic staff to show fulfilment of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

  • PgCert: 24-36 months part-time

Why this programme

  • The programme will help you to develop practices in critical reflection and judgement that you can apply in relation to your own teaching.
  • The programme strives to provide practical advice and support to enhance teachers’ confidence and ongoing development alongside evidence-based, theoretical approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Upon successful completion of the Teaching and Supervision courses (TSC), which form the first 40 credits of the Postgraduate Certificate, you will be eligible for professional recognition with the Higher Education Academy.

Programme structure

The programme consists of core and optional courses involving small numbers of participants utilising an interactive, discussion-based classroom approach. You will take two core (which from the TSC) and two optional courses.

Core courses

  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • Developing effective supervision practices.

Optional courses may include

The key areas of learning, teaching and assessment include

  • course and curriculum design
  • evaluation of teaching practice
  • principles of assessment and feedback
  • research supervisions
  • teaching methodologies including, lecturing, small group work and online learning.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

It is likely you will already be employed within higher education. The professional accreditation and skills you gain should help enhance your career and enable you to gain professional recognition for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2019-20

MEd

Home / EU: £889 per 20 credits

International: £1,958 per 20 credits

There are no fees for University of Glasgow staff.

For applicants starting in 2018 please refer to the 2018-19 fees table.

Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £360
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £320
  • Registration/exam only fee: £150

Funding opportunities

Glasgow Kerala Scholarship

Following the severe floods which impacted the Indian state of Kerala, the University of Glasgow is offering 4 exclusive scholarships to students from this area and who are facing challenges in progressing onto postgraduate education. The scholarship is available to students entering any of the University’s Colleges to undertake a one year Masters programme in 2019-2020.

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Master's Loan England only

If you’re starting a master’s degree, you could get a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,609 to help with course fees and living costs. You have to repay your Postgraduate Master’s Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment.

If you’re studying by distance learning, you can also apply.

Examples of postgraduate master’s qualifications include:

  • MSc (Master of Science)
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • MPhil (Master of Philosophy)
  • MRes (Master of Research)
  • LLM (Master of Law)
  • MLitt (Master of Letters)
  • MFA (Master of Fine Art)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)

If you plan to study for Master of Architecture (MArch) or an Integrated Master’s qualification, you should apply for undergraduate support

More Information

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an academic position at the University of Glasgow and will be required to undertake some teaching duties in order to successfully complete the programme. Applications from individuals in other higher education institutions will be considered, subject to the availability.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

How to apply

You must read the LEADS application guidance before starting your online application. You will also need to complete and upload the LEADS additional info form as part of your application. You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents.

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