Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or the equivalent
2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in any subject.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme is designed to deepen your understanding of education so that you can critically analyse education practice, provisions and policy in your own current or future professional context. They support you in interrogating research literature and in undertaking educational research in your own areas of study.
Why this programme
- This programmes offers you the opportunity to explore different perspectives and aspects of education through a variety of optional courses.
- This programme is for people who are interested in entering the academic field of education. You will study alongside people from a range of backgrounds and stages of educationally focused careers.
- The programme offers an opportunity for the advanced study of education within a broad framework of courses. The scope is broad, representing important and influential educational ideas from a range of disciplines.
You will take four core and two optional courses. Courses contribute to your development of research understanding and skills that then support you in conducting your own research based dissertation. You can select areas for professional development from optional courses.
- Advanced educational research
- Introduction to educational and social research
- Modern educational thought
- Seminar on contemporary issues.
Optional courses may include
- Curriculum development in adult education
- Developing literacy
- Economics for education
- Education and international development
- Educational approaches to community learning and development
- Empowerment and social change
- Higher education as a field of research, policy and practice
- Highly able learners
- Identities, relationships & behaviours
- Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies
- International & comparative education
- Leadership in implementing education policy
- Museums, education and curriculum development
- Perspectives of youth & young adulthood
- The evolving concept of inclusion
- The learner & the curriculum
- The museum as a source of learning
- Work-related learning
- Working with youth: Education and learning for change.
The programme will support your career development as a class teacher, lecturer, policy developer, special education professional, head teacher, education administrator or researcher.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
- BALEAP guide to accredited courses
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Cathy Fagan