The programme has been designed by staff experienced in academic practice who are active researchers in addition to their teaching role. We promote a flexible approach to learning and assessment in recognition that you will already have a busy working life.
With an advanced knowledge of academic practice, you will be well placed for pursuing promoted posts in Higher Education Institutions.
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This 30 credit 'stand alone' M-Level module is suitable for all current and aspiring researchers. It aims to extend your capability as an academic practitioner in disciplinary scholarship and research within a constantly changing and challenging learning environment.
It will help you to systematically explore paradigms and methodologies of knowledge creation in your disciplinary area and relate these to your wider role as an academic. Using a blended learning method you will gain:
- a critical awareness of your role in the production and transfer of knowledge
- a comprehensive understanding of contemporary research debates
- the ability to develop a well-structured research proposal
- a personal research action plan which articulates with your wider academic practice
It is linked to the Vitae Research Development Framework, enabling you to build up evidence of your research related competences opening up further research activities in your future career.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
See course specific entry requirements listed below.
You should have completed a PgC in Academic Practice or a similar alternative in HE Teaching & Learning. If you have met UK PSF Descriptor 2 and are an FHEA, you may wish to apply for APL.
This module is designed to embed discipline related research in your work-place learning, and applicants must be involved in HE teaching, learning support and/or other academic activities relevant to the module.
Applicants with the required qualifications are not normally interviewed but accepted on the strength of their references and evidence of their experience. Personal statement must include information as to why the participants will benefit from this study. Where an applicant has appropriate professional recognition (UK PSF Descriptor 2) and APL application will be accepted along side interview by the programme leader.
Applications should be made online from the Apply Now button within the course information page.
Please note that the direct entry application system will not recognise your current Student IT Network login. Please select the New User option from the Apply Now button.
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
Resources and facilities
We offer a wide range of learning and information resources designed for flexible learning in addition to modern campus facilities. All of resources you require will be made available through the virtual learning environment and additionally you will provided with a free electronic portfolio