This part-time programme has been developed to meet the needs of experienced professionals in the areas of higher education and further education. The aim is to provide an opportunity for participants to become autonomous researchers and to gain deeper and more critical insight into their own and others' professional practices and concerns by following a directed programme.
The four year course is structured, supported and assessed, through modules involving directed study and residential teaching. The course is organised around a series of residentials, which enable participants to meet and socialise, engage in one to one tutorials, and participate in seminars and lectures. Students focus on their final research thesis from the third year onwards.
The course offers two pathways specialising in either Higher Education or Teacher Education. If you take the Higher Education pathway you will focus on higher education in your research and thesis. The Teacher Education pathway is available through collaboration with the University of Cumbria and you will take a specialist module on Teacher Education.