University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Educational Studies

This programme is designed to deepen your understanding of education so that you can critically analyse education practice, provisions and policy in your own current or future professional context. It supports you in interrogating research literature and in undertaking educational research in your own areas of study. **Academic contact: robert.doherty@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** This programmes offers you the opportunity to explore different perspectives and aspects of education through a variety of optional courses. This programme is for people who are interested in entering the academic field of education. You will study alongside people from a range of backgrounds and stages of educationally focused careers. The programme offers an opportunity for the advanced study of education within a broad framework of courses. The scope is broad, representing important and influential educational ideas from a range of disciplines. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You will take four core and two optional courses. Courses contribute to your development of research understanding and skills that then support you in conducting your own research based dissertation. You can select areas for professional development from optional courses. **Core courses** - Advanced educational research - Introduction to educational and social research - Modern educational thought - Seminar on contemporary issues. **Optional courses may include** - Conceptual frameworks in contemporary religious education - Curriculum development in adult education - Curriculum leadership in Catholic religious education - Developing literacy - Economics for education - Education and international development - Educational approaches to community learning and development - Empowerment and social change - Higher education as a field of research, policy and practice - Highly able learners - Identities, relationships and behaviours - Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies - International & comparative education - Museums, education and curriculum development - Perspectives of youth and young adulthood - The evolving concept of inclusion - The learner and the curriculum - The museum as a source of 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** 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: 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in any subject. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. 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 and two optional courses. Courses contribute to your development of research understanding and skills that then support you in conducting your own research based dissertation. You can select areas for professional development from optional courses. Core courses Advanced educational research Introduction to educational and social research Modern educational thought Seminar on contemporary issues. Optional courses may include Conceptual frameworks in contemporary religious education Curriculum development in adult education Curriculum leadership in Catholic religious education Developing literacy Economics for education Education and international development Educational approaches to community learning and development Empowerment and social change Higher education as a field of research, policy and practice Highly able learners Identities, relationships & behaviours Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies International & comparative education Museums, education and curriculum development Perspectives of youth & young adulthood The evolving concept of inclusion The learner & the curriculum The museum as a source of 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.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,900 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 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 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
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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