24/05/2021

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

Teaching in Higher Education: Things you Need to Know

Is teaching in higher education right for you? Is a master’s the best move for your career? Here’s everything you need to know about training and working in higher education jobs…

If you’ve completed your PgCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education, you can top up your degree with the University of Bolton’s MA Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (Advanced Standing) course.

These programmes are designed to take your skills to the next level, preparing you for teaching at university level. But is teaching in higher education jobs the best pathway for you? 

Here are some important things you need to know about this career path.

It’s highly rewarding

One of the biggest advantages of becoming a university lecturer is that you get to talk about a subject that you’re passionate about. It allows you to focus your skills in one key area, turning your interest into a successful teaching career, where you get to impart knowledge to others.

Not only do you get to share your passions with people who have similar interests and goals as you, but you’ll be encouraging them to grow, develop and further their passions through study.

This makes teaching in higher education extremely rewarding, and often without the same challenges that you find in schools. Serious disciplinary problems are rare at this level, and most students are fully engaged in their chosen course.

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BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Education and Learning
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Secondary Education (11 - 16) and Mathematics with QTS
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Secondary Education (11-16) and English with QTS
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Professional Practice (top-up)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M (Secondary 11 - 16) Computing with QTS
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M (Secondary 11 - 16) Mathematics with QTS
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M (Secondary 11 - 16) Modern Foreign Languages with QTS
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M (Secondary 11-16) English with QTS
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed 14+ English and ESOL
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M 14+ English and ESOL
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed Certificate in Education 14+
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed Certificate in Education 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed Certificate in Education 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ (Art, Creative Practice and Performance)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ Sport
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education M 14+
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Educational Leadership
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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MA MA Global Educational Leadership
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Inclusive Education
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MEd MEd Professional Development in Education
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (Advanced Standing)
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M (Secondary 11 - 16) Modern Foreign Languages with QTS
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M (Secondary 11-16) English with QTS
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed 14+ English and ESOL
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M 14+ English and ESOL
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed Certificate in Education 14+
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed Certificate in Education 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

Cert Ed Cert Ed Certificate in Education 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PGCE M PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education M 14+
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Educational Leadership
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Global Educational Leadership
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

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MA MA Inclusive Education
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MEd MEd Professional Development in Education
Part-time
Mode of study
36 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (Advanced Standing)
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PgCert PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education
Full-time
Mode of study
30 weeks full-time distance
Duration

University of Bolton

PgCert PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education
Part-time
Mode of study
32 weeks part-time distance
Duration

University of Bolton

PgCert PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education
Part-time
Mode of study
30 weeks
Duration

University of Bolton

EdD EdD Doctor of Education
Part-time
Mode of study
72 months
Duration

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EdD EdD Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Part-time
Mode of study
6 years
Duration

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EdD EdD Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (on-line)
Full-time
Mode of study
6 years full-time distance
Duration

University of Bolton

Dip(CPD) Dip(CPD) Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education
Part-time
Mode of study
5 days
Duration

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Dip(CPD) Dip(CPD) Introduction to Teaching and Learning (HE5)
Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

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Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

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AdvDip(CPD) AdvDip(CPD) Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

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Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

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PGCE M PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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PGCE M PGCE M 14+ Growth Company
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

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Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

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Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

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