University of Glasgow: Educational Studies

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Education View department profile
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught


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:
Admissions enquiries:
September start
MEd: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time**


This programmes offers you the opportunity to explore different perspectives and aspects of education through a variety of optional courses.

The programme is for you if you are a qualified teacher looking to extend and enhance your professional career. You will be given the opportunity of focusing on your own professional contexts and practices.

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.


You will take three core and three 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**
- Introduction to educational and social research

- Modern educational thought

- Seminar on contemporary issues.

**Optional courses may include**
- Advanced educational research

- 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

- International issues in adult education

- Perspectives of youth and young adulthood

- The evolving concept of inclusion

- The learner and the curriculum

- 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.

The programme will support your career development as a class teacher, lecturer, policy developer, special education professional, head teacher, education administrator or researcher.



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The University of Glasgow’s School of Education is an ambitious, major international research-led institution with traditional roots in Scottish higher education. We invest in the future of education through world-class research that advances knowledge and practice. Respected for contributions to policy and practice, our teaching and research benefits from strong partnerships with education communities.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Education is committed to nurturing the people who make it ...

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