Taught course

Enhanced Practice in Education (Dumfries Campus)

University of Glasgow · School of Education

Entry requirements

You should have a 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. 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


Course content

This programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply the principles of practitioner-based enquiry in education within your own work settings in order to initiate beneficial changes to the organisations in which you work. Through this programme, you will be able to apply knowledge and understanding in leadership to improve your practice and become an effective practitioner.

  • 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, 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 think about practice and policy in the light of current educational thinking and enable you to consider how to improve your own practice to become an effective practitioner. Some of these are unique to Scotland.
  • The programme will help you to develop evidence-based, theoretical approaches and practices in critical reflection and judgment that you can apply in relation to your own practice.
  • You will be based at our Dumfries campus, set in the beautiful countryside of the South-West of Scotland.

Programme Structure

You will take 4 core and 2 optional courses, followed by a research project to be completed over the summer months. The research project can be in the form of a dissertation or practice based, and provides an opportunity for you to identify an area of personal interest to explore in more detail.

Core courses

  • Advanced research methods
  • Leadership and management
  • Reflective practice and action research
  • Working in an inter-agency environment.

Optional courses

  • 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
  • Tourism, sustainability and climate change
  • Writing the environment.

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. IBTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Shaista Shirazi