University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Education

This programme offers you the opportunity to study at postgraduate level on a flexible high quality online distance learning basis. Building on your professional and personal interests and experiences, the programme will deepen and broaden your knowledge and understanding of education. Participating in analysis, critique and discussion of cutting-edge research, current practices and relevant policies, you will study in an online learning community.

**Online distance learning
Academic contact: education-onlinemsc@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 30 months part-time : up to 5 years maximum
PgDip: 24 months part-time
PgCert: 12 months part-time**

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

This fully online distance programme is ideal for mainstream education professionals working in schools or further and higher education, for those working with adults, in youth work or community development, and those wanting to enter the world of education.

It is high quality, fully supported online distance learning offering flexible part-time learning. The programme utilises a virtual learning environment incorporating wikis, blogs, RSS feeds and real-time interactive tools.

You will be a member of an engaged, active international learning community that builds from your own context, drawing on your particular professional and personal experiences to construct learning that is relevant and intellectually challenging.

You will learn through and with international curricula, pedagogy and learning community.

You may be an experienced educational practitioner seeking a postgraduate programme to develop your practice or someone who now wishes to enter the exciting and diverse field of education.

You will work in cohorts across specialisms, educational sectors and geographical locations to learn from and with each other. These cohorts will use online and real-time discussion and information exchanges around milestone activities designed to both provide scaffolded but flexible support.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

You will take four core and two optional courses in years 1 and 2. You will also complete a dissertation in year 3 which reflects your research interests. In addition to the general degree programme you have the opportunity to study on a specialist pathway. If undertaking the general degree programme, you have an opportunity to select from the specialist optional courses available in your year of study.

**Core courses**
**Year 1**
- Modern educational thinking

- Policy and practice.


 **Year 2**
- Principles and practices of research

- Research application.


**Optional courses may include**
**Adult Education**
- **Year 1:** The psychology of adult learning

- **Year 2:** International issues


**Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy**
- **Year 1:** Understanding learners

- **Year 2:** International perspectives


**Inclusive & Special Education**
- **Year 1:** Education for all: Inclusive special education

- **Year 2:** Working together creating inclusive learning environments


**Museum Education**
- **Year 1:** The museum as a source of learning

- **Year 2:** Museums, education and curriculum development


**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

Career opportunities may include work in and across different educational sectors including mainstream education, adult education, informal and community education and development, educational leadership, youth work, and in educational publishing and policy-making. You will also be qualified to proceed to study for a PhD or EdD.

Entry requirements

MSc: General MSc and all specialist pathways except Educational Leadership: 2.1 Honours degree or or non-UK equivalent in any subject.

Educational Leadership: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in education or related subject subject, plus at least three years' experience in a leadership role. This entry requirement also applies to students on the general MSc who may wish to take courses in this pathway as options.

English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

General MSc and all pathways (except Children's Literature & Literacies and TESOL):

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
 

Children's Literature & Literacies and TESOL pathways

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

overall score 6.5
no sub-test less than 6.5
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: 92; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 23
Listening:23
Speaking: 23
Writing: 24
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
This entry requirement also applies to students on the general MSc Education who may wish to take courses in these pathway as options.

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 in years 1 and 2. You will also complete a dissertation in year 3 which reflects your research interests. 

In addition to the general degree programme you have the opportunity to study on one of five specialist named pathways.

Adult Education
Children's Literature & Literacies
Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy (subject to approval)
Educational Leadership
Inclusive & Special Education
Religious Education (subject to approval)
TESOL (subject to approval)
Youth Studies.


If undertaking the general degree programme, you have an opportunity to select from the specialist optional courses available in your year of study. If undertaking a specialist pathway, you must take the courses outlined below.

Core courses

Year 1

  • Modern educational thinking
  • Policy and practice.

Year 2

  • Principles and practices of research
  • Research application.

Optional courses may include

Adult Education

Year 1: The psychology of adult learning
Year 2: International issues

Children's Literature & Literacies

Year 1: Texts for children: From printing press to virtual reality
Year 2: Reframing language, literature and literacies for 21st century life

Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy

Year 1: Understanding learners
Year 2: International perspectives

Educational Leadership

Year 1: Developing as a leader: Ethics and praxis
Year 2: Leading people and organisations: Actions and accountabilities in practice

Inclusive & Special Education

Year 1: Education for all: Inclusive special education
Year 2: Working together creating inclusive learning environments

Religious Education

Year 1: Curriculum leadership in religious education
Year 2: Conceptual frameworks in contemporary religious education

TESOL

Year 1: Language for TESOL
Year 2: Language learning for TESOL

Youth Studies

Year 1: Working with youth: Education and learning for change
Year 2: Perspectives on youth and young adulthood

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: 

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 30 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Wales) 30 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 per Whole course (England) 30 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 30 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 30 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 per Whole course (EU) 30 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 per Whole course (International) 30 Months

Campus details

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

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