Taught course

Assessment in Education

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification in any subject.

Months of entry


Course content

In today's global learning landscape, many professionals require a better understanding of assessment approaches. If you are already researching or working in the field of educational assessment, this programme offers you the opportunity to engage with a highly significant topic for education systems across the world. Develop vital assessment skills relating to individual learners, classrooms and schools, and local, national and international systems.

You'll consider how research, policy and practice interact in the development of often contested innovations in educational assessment around the world. The online nature of the programme means there will be opportunities to collaborate and network with your peers from different fields and locations across the globe.

Our Online Assessment in Education programme blends theory, research, practice and policy, while exploring the relationship between assessment and the promotion of social justice. Our teaching staff have been employed in the development of national policy in assessment, and theyre committed to social justice.

During this programme, you will reflect on and critique theory, cutting-edge research and current policies and practice in assessment and consider the impact of these on social justice. You will also have opportunities to collaborate and network with peers from a variety of work contexts and locations, to support critical reflection, peer and self-assessment.

Our learning environment promotes engaging, socially constructive learning. Tasks promote interaction among participants and build a learning community in which the diversity of experience of the population is a resource from which all benefit. You will be encouraged to share your personal and professional experiences to contribute to a learning environment that is relevant, stimulating and challenging for all.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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