Why this course?
This course is a flexible, academic development degree. You'll study part-time, across one or two years. It's ideal for university knowledge exchange professionals, academics, and researchers. If you're looking to enhance your academic and professional understanding of knowledge exchange, this is the course for you.
The course takes a broad view of the role of academics in higher education. You'll delve into the themes, policies, opportunities and challenges that drive teachingh and learning, research, and knowledge exchange activity. You're also encouraged to draw from your own area or discipline, and explore your personal development across teaching, research and knowledge exchange in higher education.
Who's the course for?
This course is particularly aimed at members of staff seeking a route to a traditional academic post, that combines teaching, research, and knowledge exchange activity: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, etc.
Mode of learning
All classes involve a face-to-face element comprising of roughly 16 hours in addition to blended learning elements and individual study. Online elements are conducted through MyPlace, the University's online learning environment.
Classes are interactive and make great use of reflection as a tool. This helps with understanding and improving engagement with researcher development.