Taught course

Professional Education and Leadership

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Students on the course must have access to /be employed in an appropriate work environment (e.g. a school).

Advanced Professional Practice Pathway, Middle Leadership Pathway, Curriculum Pathway, Coaching and Mentoring Pathway,

Months of entry

September

Course content

The University of Stirling has worked in partnership with local authorities over a number of years to develop a suite of highly-regarded professional education programmes designed to impact directly on professional practices and pupils’ learning experiences and outcomes.

During 2013-15, University researchers worked with a wide range of practitioners from our partner local authorities on three government-funded research and development projects. The findings of these have greatly informed this exciting new programme, which is offered for the first time in 2015. It offers an opportunity for participants to further develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.
Building on the success and impact of previous programmes, it is also designed taking account of current policy and the Professional Standards framework (GTCS, 2012) to offer participants the opportunity to develop leadership at all levels through developing a critical and enquiring stance to practice.
The benefits of the programme will extend not only to participants but also to colleagues and the wider school community and will lead to the development of strong professional networks both within and beyond the course.
The following optional pathways have been developed to meet individuals’ professional learning interests and career aspirations.
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Middle Leadership
  • Curriculum
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Digital Social Trends and Professional Practices (Autumn 2016)

Information for international students

Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately cannot accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Rachel Rankine
Email
profeduc@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0) 1786 466276