University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Educational Studies

This programme gives students an understanding of education so that they can better analyse the practice, provisions and policy that are critical within their own professional context. The programme supports students' career development as class teachers, lecturers, policy developers, special education professionals, head teachers, education administrators or researchers. The taught component of the MEd Educational Studies is the same as for its companion degree programme, the MSc Educational Studies. However, the intended learning outcomes corresponding to the respective dissertations differ - the MEd dissertation requires a focus on, or consideration of, professional contexts and practices.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st degree (or equivalent) and professional teacher training in education or a related profession, eg social work, nursery nursing, clinical nursing. (Recognition is also given for professional experience with extra weighting given to experience in a promoted post.)

Course modules

Students complete 6 courses: 4 core courses and 2 courses chosen from a range of options. in addition, students complete a dissertation supported by a supervisor who is allocated on the basis of their expertise in the topic chosen by the student. Core courses: modern educational thought; introduction to educational and social research; seminar on contemporary issues; advanced educational research. Optional courses; these are chosen from a range (which may vary from year to year) including; international and comparative education; advanced educational research; social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; the learner and the curriculum; developing literacy; highly able pupils; inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies; the evolving concept of inclusion; work-related learning; curriculum development in adult education; the psychology of adult learning; international issues in adult education; perspectives of youth and young adulthood; young people, learning and development; educational psychology; developmental psychology.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MEd Full-time £ 15,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MEd Full-time £ 2,889 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MEd Full-time £ 2,889 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MEd Part-time £ 321 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
MEd Part-time £ 321 per Credit module (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

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