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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM900: The Contemporary Academic in Context

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (1 weeks) and term 2 (1 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Anna Mountford-Zimdars (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module is for academics and academic-related professionals who teach or support learning, and/or undertake research/scholarship in a research-intensive university. Drawing on relevant research, and your own professional experience, this module will locate your professional practice and development within the wider context of UK HE policy, education and research, as well as the more local institutional contexts and priorities which will shape your professional career development. Through looking at research on academic identities and communities, and the nature of professional practice in teaching, learning and research in HE, the module also seeks to enable you to reflect upon and engage critically with your own professional practice and career development. It is designed to complement your work and to develop a supportive community amongst academics who are relatively new to the University. There are no co- or pre-requisites and no prior learning is assumed.

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