2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in education, sociology, psychology, social work or related subject. Applicants with a lower second honours degree may be accepted, if warranted by strong references and/or relevant work experience.
Months of entry
This programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply the principles of practitioner-based enquiry within your own work-settings in order to initiate beneficial changes to the organisations in which you work.
Why this programme
- This programme is designed for people at different stages in their professional careers from a range of backgrounds in education and allied fields such as social work, psychology, health and policing.
- There is a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.
- Research-informed courses will help you to consider practice and policy in the light of current educational thinking, and enable you to improve your own practice to become an effective practitioner. Our optional courses ‘Critical perspectives on knowledge and power’ and ‘Critical thinking and communication’ will consolidate your learning.
- The programme will help you develop evidence-based leadership approaches and practices in critical reflection that you can apply in relation to your own practice.
- Our ‘Working in an interagency environment’ course is one of the only available courses of its kind outside UK local government. Some of the courses on this programme use a blended-learning approach offering a learner-centred approach with increased flexibility and convenience.
You will take four core and two optional courses, followed by a research project. The research project provides an opportunity for you to identify an area of personal and professional interest to explore in more detail.
- Advanced research methods
- Leadership and management
- Reflective practice and action research
- Working in an inter-agency environment.
Optional courses may include
- Climate change: Impacts on ecology
- Critical perspectives on knowledge and power
- Critical thinking and communication
- Environment, technology and society
- Environmental communication
- Environmental ethics and behavioural change
- Environmental politics and society
- Reading the environment: old and new world romanticisms
- Tourism, sustainability and climate change
- Writing the environment: modern and contemporary nature writing.
On completion of the programme, you will have all the necessary attributes to progress to, or enhance your capabilities in a leadership role within your organisation. If you work directly with young people (teachers, youth workers, police officers, probation officers, health workers), the programme is a worthwhile step in your professional development. It also provides a foundation for an academic career. 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:
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Course contact details
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