University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Professional Learning and Enquiry

The programme covers the major elements of leadership and management in education and is designed to provide students with a critical understanding of the principles underpinning leadership and management. Students benefit from a combination of academic and practice-focused learning to develop their capability to lead teaching and learning within their school (or Department/Faculty); particularly to achieve the ambitions of Curriculum for Excellence. There is a focus on collaborative, enquiry-orientated learning, drawing on their own experiences and those of their academic colleagues to bring about improvement.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for postgraduate taught programmes is a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) although recognition is given for professional experience. Applicants should be fully registered with the General Teaching Council and have access to a suitable work environment. There are flexible entry points to the programme based upon professional experience, particularly experience in a promoted post.

Course modules

Years 1 and 2: an entry Postgraduate Certificate linked to participant�s professional experience, particularly experience in a promoted post: teacher leadership; middle leadership and management. Year 3: 2 optional courses selected from 1 of the following areas of study: middle leadership and management; leading professional learning; supporting pupil learning; futures and international perspectives; wider perspectives within educational studies. Year 4 and 5: planning and designing a practitioner enquiry followed by practice-focused dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Variable £ 321 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
MEd Variable £ 321 per Credit module (EU fees) 1 years
MEd Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dumfries Campus Dumfries DG1 4ZL Scotland

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