Taught course

Educational Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Education
Qualifications
MEd

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) 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)

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

September

Course content

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.
  • The programme is for you if you are a qualified teacher looking to extend and enhance your professional career. You will be given the opportunity of focusing on your own professional contexts and practices.
  • 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.

Programme structure

You will take three core and three 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.

Core courses

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

Optional courses may include

  • Advanced educational research
  • 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
  • International issues in adult education
  • Leadership in implementing education policy
  • Perspectives of youth & young adulthood
  • The evolving concept of inclusion
  • The learner & the curriculum
  • The psychology of adult learning
  • Working with youth: Education and learning for change.

Career prospects

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

Please refer to our website for more information.

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.

Pre-sessional courses

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:

Fees and funding

UK students
£2899
International students
£17250

Qualification and course duration

MEd

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Laura Baggley
Email
laura.baggley@glasgow.ac.uk