Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This 60 credit programme is a part-time, fully online course and runs for two semesters over the academic year. The aim of this programme is to build on the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, encouraging you to identify with your teaching as research, to peer review your teaching, to network with peers interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning and to publish in this field.

Target audience

Teaching staff who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes, or equivalent, can progress to the Masters degree. 

Benefits of the course

This course gives you research skills in the field of teaching and learning, including the skills of identifying research questions in your teaching, of documenting student learning, of identifying and investigating teaching and learning journals, of peer reviewing practice, of communicating your teaching and developing a language of research in relation to student engagement and learning. Teachers learn to identify key journals in the scholarship of teaching and learning and to maximise opportunities to network and publish in this field, making the most of integrating their research in the discipline and in teaching and learning.

Costs

2020/21 Irish/EU fee: €3600 for 60 Credits to complete the Masters degree.

Important dates

Next intake of students is September 2021.

Further details
For full programme details and registration please go to https://www.ucc.ie/en/cke86/

Programme Overview

The MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (for third level education teachers) is designed to build on the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and to encourage you to research your teaching and your students’ learning in more depth. Teachers will identify a research topic to pursue and will write a publishable paper for a specific teaching and learning journal in their own disciplinary field or in the broader educational field of the scholarship of teaching and learning. The focus of the Master’s is on encouraging you to identify with your teaching as research, to peer review your teaching, to network with peers interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning and to publish in this field.  

On completion of the programme participants will be able to:

Identify and apply principles of a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in the college classroom;

  • Critically evaluate your teaching in the light of your students’ learning;
  • Design a research project around a teaching and learning issue;
  • Apply appropriate research methodologies to harness data about student learning;
  • Research a teaching and learning issue to a professional standard, equivalent to that of a publishable paper/article;
  • Communicate effectively with other scholars in the field of teaching and learning;
  • Peer review your teaching within a SoTL community.

This 60 credit programme is comprised of two modules:

  • TL6001:  Research Methodologies Relating to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (15 ECTS) Participants will be introduced to various research methodologies relating to teaching and learning in higher education in the context of a SoTL approach. They will develop a research proposal based on SoTL principles, beginning with the research context of their individual disciplines and how that might facilitate research into teaching and learning. The focus of the module is on researching ways to identify and harness student learning in the context of disciplinary understanding.
  • TL6002:  Teaching and Learning Dissertation (45 ECTS) Research topic chosen in consultation with Supervisor. Participants will meet regularly with a designated supervisor to review submitted drafts of the work in progress. Participants will be encouraged to present and share drafts of their work and to organise such sessions for themselves.

University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF

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