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Education - Higher Education
Our Oxford Brookes MA Education - Higher Education (HE) course is a top up route to progress to an MA and Professional Doctorate in Education Studies. It focuses on policy, purposes and practices in HE.
The course is ideal if you are interested in the role of higher education in society, and the impact of higher education on the world. You should have completed:
- our Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE)
- an equivalent Postgraduate Certificate.
We draw on the pioneering approach of our Educational Development Team in the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD). This combines:
- work and community based social learning and teaching
- and rigorous, evidenced and explanatory research, evaluation and development experience.
You will critically examine the purposes of higher education and its role in the wider world. And you will develop as a higher education professional, an educational researcher and take on specialist areas of professional expertise.
How to apply
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will take three compulsory modules, including a dissertation. And choose one optional module from the list below.
We establish higher education institutional research, publishing outcomes and providing support to relevant research projects.
We provide time and opportunity for all OCSLD developers to engage in scholarship and collaboration. This is related to their specialist areas of research.
We provide sector-leading consultancy arising from our research activities.
The main areas of activity in the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) are:
- higher education institutional research
- specialist research and scholarship
- knowledge exchange and public engagement
- OCSLD’s Research strategy guides the centre’s activities.
After you graduate
Studying the MA Education: Higher Education will bring depth and insight into your professional thinking. You will meet students who are at various levels in their careers and you will learn from each other's experiences.
Completion of the course shows commitment to professional development and should lead to improved prospects for career progression.
Alternatively, you can develop your professional practice in specialist areas through our range of Postgraduate Certificate Awards.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.