Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject and an interest in the education of adults in vocational, HE, college or community settings. In exceptional circumstances, other relevant qualifications and experience may satisfy entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides you with a strong grounding in the practices and theoretical frameworks of teaching adults in various contexts of formal and informal education. In addition to core teaching, it includes a placement in an adult education setting and a research project designed around your specific area of interest.

  • The programme is open to people with little or no experience in teaching adults, as well as those with experience in the field.
  • You will have the opportunity to gain real-life experience through the placement. It gives you the opportunity to relate theory to practice within an adult learning organisation of relevance and interest to you.

  • The programme has long standing partnerships with local organisations such as WEA, local communities, and further and higher education institutions.
  • By the end, you will have much stronger knowledge of teaching adults as well as a better understanding of what that means to your teaching practice and career paths.
  • This programme provides those with an interest in working in the adult education sector with practical experience strongly linked to its theory and frameworks. It combines a good background in the theories and approaches to teaching adults with a substantial placement component.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits
International students
Full-time fee: £17620

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

The MSc/PgDip in Teaching Adults provides a strong grounding in the practices used in teaching adults, as well as an opportunity to conduct a practice-related research project.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mia.perry@glasgow.ac.uk