Taught course

Community Education

University of Edinburgh · The Moray House of School of Education

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline, plus evidence of a community education background. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience. A disclosure check will also be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Education in the community offers a truly diverse range of rewarding career opportunities. Whether completed to diploma or masters level, this programme will provide you with a qualification that will open doors, and give you the knowledge and confidence you need in your role as a community educator.

You will work through the theoretical frameworks that underpin this area of educational practice, and learn to deal with complex ethical and professional issues. Your learning experience includes a professional placement, which will give you the chance to apply your knowledge and methodologies, as well as the opportunity to forge vital links within the community education field.

Upon graduation, you will be considered to have met the standards required in Scotland for professional practice as a community educator.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 131 651 3121