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Study Higher Education at Otago


Apply for the Master of Higher Education (MHEd) through the Dunedin campus in 2021

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDipHighE) through the Dunedin campus in 2021

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As a field of knowledge, higher education crosses the boundaries of other knowledge areas that are taught at tertiary level. The study of higher education is concerned primarily with critical inquiry into, and the reflective application of best practice in teaching and learning in the various knowledge areas. It includes research into the nature of universities and other tertiary institutions and the way in which academic work within these institutions is constructed. Higher education also encompasses the development of professional competence, leadership and management in the tertiary sector.

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Contact details

Higher Education Development Centre

Web Visit the Higher Education Development Centre or
Visit the HEDC Postgraduate Courses page on the HEDC website

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See the full list of Higher Education (HEDU) papers.

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Programme requirements

Master of Higher Education (MHEd)

  • HEDU 501 Critical Reflection on Higher Education
  • HEDU 502 Learning Theory and Practice in Higher Education
  • HEDU 503 Research in Higher Education
  • HEDU 504 Academic Leadership in Higher Education
  • HEDU 590 Research Project.

Note: HEDU 501, HEDU 502, HEDU 503 are also available through Distance Learning.

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