University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Educational Studies (Adult Education, Community Development & Youth Studies) MSc

This programme provides you with the opportunity to study established and emerging theoretical dimensions of adult education, community development and youth studies. You will gain in-depth knowledge in a specialism of your choosing, as well as a solid foundation in educational and social research. **Academic contact: mia.perry@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The programme provides you with the key attributes for professions in adult education, community development and youth work, developing both in-depth knowledge and breadth. You will develop analytic and research skills, an interdisciplinary knowledge base, and a practical understanding of the settings in which adult education, community development and youth work take place. You will be benefit from the combined strengths of staff from the School of Education, who have a breadth of teaching and research experience in a range of areas of study across the three specialist areas. You will have the opportunity to link up with a range of community-based organisations in Central Scotland for your dissertation work. There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars, with leading-edge academics and practitioners and speakers from the UK and abroad. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You will take four core (two of which will be dependent on your chosen specialist pathway) and two optional courses (chosen from the other specialist pathways). You will also undertake a research dissertation in your chosen specialism. Courses employ a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, teamwork and participatory teaching methods. There is also the possibility of joining undergraduate students from the BA Community Development on an international study trip. **Core courses** - Introduction to educational and social research - Modern educational thought. **Adult education** - International issues in adult and continuing education - The psychology of adult learning. **Community development** - Educational approaches to community learning and development - Empowerment and social change. **Youth studies** - Perspectives of youth and young adulthood - Working with youth: Education and learning for change. **Optional courses may include** - Educational approaches to community learning and development - Empowerment and social change - International issues in adult and continuing education - Perspectives of youth and young adulthood - The psychology of adult learning - Working with youth: Education and learning for change. **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** You will be well equipped for careers in public, private and third sector agencies concerned with adult education, community development or youth work, as well as policy development. In addition, it is an excellent professional development choice for those currently working in any of the three specialist fields. The programme also provides a solid pathway towards doctoral-level study.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You will take four core (two of which will be dependent on your chosen specialist pathway) and two optional courses (chosen from the other specialist pathways). You will also undertake a research dissertation in your chosen specialism. Courses employ a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, teamwork and participatory teaching methods. There is also the possibility of joining undergraduate students from the BA Community Development on an international study trip. Core courses Introduction to educational and social research Modern educational thought. Adult Education International issues in adult and continuing education The psychology of adult learning. Community Development Educational approaches to community learning and development Empowerment and social change. Youth Studies Perspectives of youth and young adulthood Working with youth: Education and learning for change. Optional courses may include Educational approaches to community learning and development Empowerment and social change International issues in adult and continuing education Perspectives of youth and young adulthood The psychology of adult learning Working with youth: Education and learning for change. 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 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 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 (Wales) 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 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Mia Perry
Telephone number: 
01413304515