Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Part time, 2 Year)

Malmö University
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Blended learning
02 September 2024
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Part time, 2 Year)

About this program

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Part time, 2 Year)

If you want to deepen your understanding of educational research and increase your own teaching competence with a scholarly approach, the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education master’s program is a good option. In the program, you will get a more scholarly approach to your teaching profession. This includes the ability to critically investigate and analyze teaching and strategically develop an organization. This competence leap will qualify you for more skilled professional assignments and expand your opportunities to participate in academic dialogue.

Studying at a 50 percent pace and with the option of participating either on campus, online or in both ways allows you as a student in the program to work alongside your studies. This program offers you a path to career development within higher education or adult education in related fields. The program is suitable for people who are already working in higher education or a related field, or have at least 60 credits of coursework in educational or behavioral sciences.

Admission requirements

General entry requirements: first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits.

Specific entry requirements:

at least three years of documented experience of teaching at higher education level, or working with skills development in at an equivalent organization (for example, Swedish Customs, the Swedish Police Authority, Swedish Armed Forces), or successful completion of courses comprising at least 60 credits in one of the following subjects: Education pedagogy, educational sciences, work with teaching and education or another subject in the behavioral sciences, in addition to English 6.


University credits completed 100%

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Program content

The program is designed to provide students with the teaching skills necessary to meet future challenges in higher education. It is the first English-taught master’s program in Sweden with a focus on teaching for higher education. The program is part of an active research environment at Malmö University focussing on higher education.

The curriculum reflects the multidisciplinary nature of pedagogy of higher education and this focus shapes the courses and reading lists. The courses address themes such as student-centered teaching, the teaching of heterogeneous student groups, challenge-based learning, and the digitalization and internationalization of higher education.

The program provides you with in-depth knowledge of learning theories, teaching methods and adult learning. This also includes the ability to critically analyze learning environments and engage in strategic organizational development efforts. You will learn about central concepts within the field of higher education and related research.

The program is also closely tied to practice and profession. As a student, you will use your own work experiences as a starting point to investigate and examine differences in teaching environments. 

Program delivery

The program is developed to be suitable for its professional students. The study pace is half speed (50 percent). By utilizing a full range of digital tools, such as live streaming and webinars, students have the option to participate online, on campus, or both. This allows you to arrange your participation in lectures, seminars and discussions depending on when and where you work.

The program (120 credits) includes advanced courses (at least 60 credits) as well as a master’s thesis (30 credits) in pedagogy of higher education. The program also includes developmental projects based on your current professional role.


Master of Science (MSc) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Career paths

During the program, you will have opportunities to network with and explore employment opportunities with representatives from different professions and organizations within and outside of academia.

Employment opportunities, open for graduates who wish to continue in academia, primarily include advancing in their teaching careers or moving into managerial positions, such as Director of Studies, Head of Department, Deputy Vice-Chancellor or Dean. However, a master’s degree in teaching and learning for higher education also opens up employment in other public and private organizations focussed on adult pedagogical development.

The program also allows you to pursue doctoral studies in research fields related to learning and personal development in higher education, such as didactics, pedagogy and pedagogical practice. The program is offered by the Malmö University Centre for Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Learning and Society but is taught by researchers from several different departments and faculties. Examples of ongoing research areas within this field are challenge-based learning, learning environments, academic literacy, academic professional development, teacher and supervisor roles in higher education, and inclusive pedagogy.

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Malmö University

Malmö University is characterised by global engagement, community involvement, and a multidisciplinary, challenge-based approach to education, research and collaboration. A young innovative, urban and international institute of higher education located in the very south of Sweden. We offer English-taught programmes...

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Why study at Malmö University

Malmö has undergone major developments in the past two decades, especially since the opening of the Öresund bridge and the founding of Malmö University. You may be surprised to learn that the city regularly collects accolades in all kinds of international rankings:

  • Promotes an entrepreneurial and innovative learning environment that influences and is influenced by the education and research at Malmö University. For instance, Forbes identified Malmö as the 4th most innovative city in the world, largely thanks to its impressively high ratio of patents per inhabitant.
  • Malmö has also been ranked the world’s 6th most bike-friendly city. No surprise there, given that the world’s #1, Copenhagen, is just across the water! Ideal conditions for students that prefer the cheap and healthy way to get from A to B.
  • In the European Commission’s “Quality of life” survey, Malmö residents are among the happiest in the continent: Regularly, 95% and more report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their life. Given that around 40% of Malmö’s

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205 06 Malmö

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