A number of universities have launched training courses for teaching and research, and some of them offer a graduate degree.
Find out what they’re all about and how to get started.
1 / 2 Read more”We’re really excited about the opportunities and we’re seeing a big uptake in the UK,” said Professor Simon Wootton, co-director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Surrey.
“The first-year students that come in have a pretty good understanding of the subjects they’re going to study, but the more they go into it, the more it gets deeper and they become more familiar with the content.”
University of Surrey lecturer Chris Anderson said his students were eager to master the material they had been exposed to and were ready to learn more.
“They really like the teaching and the research,” he said.
“I think they’re really keen to understand more about it and really like that aspect of it.”
Mr Anderson said the new teaching degrees were a way for the university to provide some stability to the sector.
“There’s a lot of pressure on us to grow,” he explained.
“As the first-years get into the curriculum, and we see a lot more graduates, it’s a very good way to make sure that we can do that.”
The university has launched courses in a range of subjects including history, geography, economics and political science.
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