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Call for DAAD PhD Scholarships in Higher Education Studies


Howard College
3rd Floor Denis Shepstone Building
University of Kwazulu-Natal
Durban, 4041

Tel. 031 260 3257

Masters in Higher Education Studies


Higher Education Studies offers two Masters specialisations:

  • Masters in Education Higher Education Teaching and Learning 

This programme is aimed at academic staff and others who are interested in Higher Education as an academic field. In particular it aims at highlights the importance of developing scholarship in the area of Higher Education, and a scholarship of teaching and learning. It specifically encourages practitioners to theorise their practice, and to build toward a research based, and evidence led practice. It recognises that practitioners maybe experts in their disciplines and have experience in teaching but may wish to develop their understanding, and practice of teaching in particular. It aims to provide and help in the development of an educational base for further reflection, critical engagement and theorising of practice.

  • Masters in Education Higher Education Student and Professional Services

This programme is aimed at staff in Higher Education, and in particular in the professional and administrative sector who are interested in holistic developmental learning and in particular in co-curricula activities. There is a focus on the cognitive, social and psychological development of students within the broad institutional learning environment.The programme focuses on those who contribute to the co-curricular education and development of support and administrative services for higher education students. It will help practitioners to theorise and implement research-led practice 

We've moved permanently!

The Higher Education Training and Development Unit which was part of the University Teaching and Learning Portfolio has been reconfigured and effective January 1, 2018, its staff has been integrated in the School of Education in the Cluster of Education and Development Studies.

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