Teaching at Master's level: between a rock and a hard place

Macleod, G., Barnes, T. and Huttly, S.R.A. ORCID: 0000-0001-6192-3632, 2019. Teaching at Master's level: between a rock and a hard place. Teaching in Higher Education, 24 (4), pp. 493-509. ISSN 1356-2517

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The considerable focus on capturing the 'student experience' has not been matched by investigations into the views and experiences of those teaching and managing programmes. This study aims to contribute to redressing the balance. An online survey of staff responsible for Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes in the UK elicited 382 responses from staff in 60 different institutions. Findings relating to perceptions of challenges their students face, students’ preparedness for Master's level study and the influence of institutional culture are reported. PGT students were seen as dealing with complexity and juggling multiple demands. A gap between PGT students’ readiness for study at this level, the QAA's vision of Master's study, and institutional assumptions about student support required was identified. For this gap to be closed, we suggest a review of institutional practices is required.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Teaching in Higher Education
Creators: Macleod, G., Barnes, T. and Huttly, S.R.A.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 19 May 2019
Volume: 24
Number: 4
ISSN: 1356-2517
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Jul 2020 13:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:19
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40218

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