Presentation on theme: "The Internationalisation and Marketisation of Postgraduate Delivery – a Masters Case Study. SRHE: Internationalisation and marketisation of the undergraduate."— Presentation transcript:
The Internationalisation and Marketisation of Postgraduate Delivery – a Masters Case Study. SRHE: Internationalisation and marketisation of the undergraduate and postgraduate student experience Dr. Richard Race Roehampton University 15 th June 2012
Aims MA Education – on site; off site domestic and off site international. 2 case studies – Beechwood and ASPETE (Rao et al. 2012). International and marketisation. Todays issues.
MA Education One Year Full Time; Two / Three Years Part Time 180 Credits: e.g. IPPPE; RME1 and RME2; Dissertation. On Site – PG Student Body – Part time teachers with full time lives; International students from all over the world (Denby et al, 2008; Timperley, 2011). Off site – Domestic (several locations); International – was in several location – Ireland; The Netherlands; Greece; Malaysia (Bates, 2011).
First Case Study: Beechwood School Was originally a two year course but extended to three years after student evaluation; We go to them – MA delivered on site – issues concerning off site delivery (Wilkins et al, 2012). Dissertation – how to do replace a face to face system of supervision (Bui, 2009)? What happens when government withdraw funding for PG courses? Academy Status (Chapman and West-Burnham, 2011, Smith, 2012).
Second Case Study - ASPETE 2 Year Part Time course in partnership with ASPETE University, Roehampton (Armstrong, 2012). Course delivered over five weekends and one April residential. 41% - 59% split in workload concerning cohort 5. Cohort 6 has been agreed but dependent on viability. System of dissertation supervision: 35 students per cohort – 3 draft system complemented by 6 workshops, delivered by both partners (Walliman and Buckler, 2008; Bui, 2009).
Today - Academic and Postgraduate Issues Viability – domestic and international – on and off site. Workload – are universities coping with new(ish) academic identities within the education markets? Issues of training and support (Becker, 2004; Race, 2011). Students – Support at M Level for domestic and International students – pastoral; study skills. Students and Academia – the interlink between the first three points. 1 influences 2 which shapes and conditions 3 i.e. the student experience (Czerniawski and Kidd, 2011).