If you're about to embark on a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PG Cert HE) or if you already have a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, then this part time course, delivered over two or three years, is ideal for you. Aimed at academics and those supporting learning in Higher Education, the course explores the literature in teaching, learning and assessment together, to help you critique and apply generic and subject specific pedagogies and carry out related research across a broad range of disciplines and roles.
Why study MA Higher Education at Middlesex University?
This flexible and accessible course is designed to work around you. As many of those studying the course are working in the UK or overseas, we run webinars and video conferences alongside our campus-based seminars. In addition, those employed by Middlesex University, and with manager approval, will normally receive a fee waiver.
The PG Cert HE counts as 60 credits towards the award, so participants enrolling with this qualification or equivalent would proceed directly to the second MA in HE module which is titled 'Action Enquiry' and worth 60 credits. The 'Action Enquiry' module focuses on research methods and research methodologies.
Participants would continue onto the Dissertation module worth a further 60 credits which, following completion, would give them the MA in Higher Education award.
Participants who wish to step off the programme after the 'Action Enquiry' module would receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education as their exit award.
Flexible course allowing participants throughout the UK and the world to study around their current work commitments
The learning, teaching and assessment approaches used throughout your programme will encourage you to be actively involved in your learning and to co-operate with other participants. We aim to give you prompt feedback on your learning as well as opportunities to reflect upon and learn from that feedback.
Formative assessment is developmental in nature and designed to give you feedback on your performance and how it can be improved. As a result you will get detailed feedback on formative assessment but not a grade. Formative assessment is an important part of the learning process and has been shown to contribute to enhancement of learning and the raising of standards. Summative assessment is designed to measure the extent to which you have achieved the intended learning outcomes of a module and therefore the appropriate grade to be awarded.
What are the entry requirements for MA Higher Education?
Applicants must normally have a good first degree
Applicants must be working in Education.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.