Develop your academic practice and gain global perspectives on higher education with this professional postgraduate teaching qualification designed to enhance your career in higher education.
What is academic practice?
Academic practice is the term used to define any work that uncovers, researches, and teaches information, knowledge and learning materials. Academic practitioners include researchers, higher education and university lecturers, professors, teachers, analysts, librarians, and academic laboratory technicians – their contributions go toward providing students in higher education with a better standard of knowledge within their field.
The University of Liverpool’s online Master of Arts in Academic Practice is a qualification for those who wish to enhance their academic practice and develop their higher education teaching career, providing students with invaluable teaching methods and techniques informed by global pedagogical viewpoints.
About the programme
Our online academic practice programme benefits students from diverse backgrounds by providing those with or without prior experience teaching in higher education (HE) an opportunity to develop their academic practice, academic leadership, and scholarship-related knowledge and skills to enhance their careers and support students’ learning.
There is one study award for the programme – full Master of Arts Academic Practice (MA AP).
Active learning plays a fundamental part in the programme structure of all awards. You will have opportunities to demonstrate your understanding of educational concepts and barriers to learning and your ability to apply pedagogical theory from varied global perspectives to the classroom. Furthermore, you will be encouraged to utilise international educational frameworks to design lessons, set assignments and design learning outcomes that can be applied to your context or the global teaching space.
The online interaction with international peers and those working within higher education will also provide opportunities to give and receive feedback relevant to academic practice and develop your knowledge from peers who may have different experiences across various educational contexts. By the end of your studies, you will be prepared to take your practice to the next level within the ever-changing higher education sector.