Entry requirements

We look for students with masters degree from a recognised academic institution and at least one year of full-time experience (or equivalent) in a professional field with an educational dimension.

Months of entry


Course content

There are eight main research groups within the School of Education. While they're recorded as discrete entities, they are complementary. There are several topics within each theme, and it may be that colleagues align themselves with more than one research theme and that research cuts across all the research areas we're looking at.

A key focus in considering these themes is the policy context in which the School of Education is situated. A major driver in current Scottish education is around closing the attainment gap and reducing inequality. The research themes address this issue in a range of ways.

You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over the course of three or four years.

You can study your choice of these options in any of our four research areas:

  • Rights, citizenship and dialogue
  • Educational and social practices in literacy and numeracy
  • Equality and achievement
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Language learning
  • Professional learning, identity and enquiry
  • Methodologies for change
  • Additional support needs and autism

You can also study for a Doctorate of Education. A taught professional doctorate with a range of specialist pathways which allow you to tie your doctorate studies explicitly to your professional experience.

For more information please see the course page.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 p/a
International students
EU £4,195 p/a Non EU £12,500 p/a

Please see the website and the scholarship search.

Qualification and course duration


full time
33 months


full time
12 months


full time
33 months

Course contact details

School of Education
0141 444 8100