Taught course

Educational Studies

University of Glasgow · School of Education

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree (or equivalent) and professional teacher training in education or a related profession, eg social work, nursery nursing, clinical nursing. (Recognition is also given for professional experience with extra weighting given to experience in a promoted post.)

Months of entry


Course content

You will complete six courses: four core courses and two courses chosen from a range of options. In addition, you will complete a dissertation supported by a supervisor who is allocated on the basis of their expertise in the topic chosen by you.

Core courses

  • Modern educational thought
  • Introduction to educational and social research
  • Seminar on contemporary issues
  • Advanced educational research

Optional courses
These are chosen from a range (which may vary from year to year) including

  • International & Comparative Education
  • Advanced Educational Research
  • Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
  • The Learner & the Curriculum
  • Developing Literacy
  • Highly Able Pupils
  • Inclusive Classrooms, Inclusive Pedagogies
  • The Evolving Concept of Inclusion
  • Work-Related Learning
  • Curriculum Development in Adult Education
  • The Psychology of Adult Learning
  • International Issues in Adult Education
  • Perspectives of Youth & Young Adulthood
  • Young People, Learning & Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology


Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Cathy Fagan