Taught course

Enhanced Practice in Education

University of Glasgow · School of Social and Environment Sustainability

Entry requirements

The programme is aimed at professionals who have a range of experiences working with children and young people in both formal and informal settings.

The minimum academic entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are:

Degree: This must be validated by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or an undergraduate degree of an equivalent standard from a higher education institution outside the United Kingdom. All degree classifications are considered, however, for funded places, priority is given to candidates with a 1st or 2:1 honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will provide you with the skills and confidence to apply principles of practitioner-based enquiry and make effective changes in your place of work. You will develop expertise to initiate and influence positive working relationships across your organisation and beyond.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 deepen your understanding of organisational power underpinning knowledge creation.
  • Our ‘Working in an interagency environment’ course is one of the only available courses of its kind outside UK local government.
  • Many of the courses on this programme offer increased flexibility and convenience through a mix of blended learning, twilight campus lectures and weekend seminars designed with the busy professional in mind.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions