University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Enhanced Practice in Education (Dumfries Campus)

This programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply the principles of practitioner-based enquiry within your own work settings in order to initiate beneficial changes to the organisations in which you work. **Academic contact: jane.cavani@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time; 24-36 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** 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 consolidate your learning. Our 'Working in an interagency environment' course is one of the only available courses of its kind outside UK local government. Some of the courses on this programme use a blended-learning approach offering a learner-centred approach with increased flexibility and convenience. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You will take four core and two optional courses, followed by a research project. The research project provides an opportunity for you to identify an area of personal and professional interest to explore in more detail. **Core courses** - Advanced research methods - Leadership and management - Reflective practice - Working in an inter-agency environment. **Optional courses may include** - A cultural history of animals - Critical perspectives on knowledge and power (recommended) - Critical thinking and communication (recommended) - Ecology, environment and conservation - Environment, technology and society - Environmental communication - Environmental ethics and behavioural change - Environmental politics and society - Reading the environment: old and new world romanticisms - Tourism, sustainability and climate change - Writing the environment: modern and contemporary nature writing. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** On completion of the programme, you will have all the necessary attributes to progress into, or enhance your capabilities in a leadership role within your organisation. If you work directly with young people (teachers, social workers, youth workers, police officers, probation officers, health workers), the programme is a worthwhile step in your professional development. It also provides a foundation for an academic career. The programme will support your career development as a class teacher, lecturer, policy developer, special education professional, head teacher, education administrator or researcher.

Entry requirements

MSc: You should have a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in education, sociology, psychology, social work or related subject. Applicants with a lower second honours degree may be accepted, if warranted by strong references and/or relevant work experience.

Course modules

You will take four core and two optional courses, followed by a research project. The research project provides an opportunity for you to identify an area of personal and professional interest to explore in more detail. Core courses Advanced research methods Leadership and management Reflective practice and action research Working in an inter-agency environment. Optional courses may include Climate change: Impacts on ecology Critical perspectives on knowledge and power Critical thinking and communication Environment, technology and society Environmental communication Environmental ethics and behavioural change Environmental politics and society Reading the environment: old and new world romanticisms Tourism, sustainability and climate change Writing the environment: modern and contemporary nature writing. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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