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The University of Edinburgh was ranked first in Scotland for research power in Education and Sport (THE Overall Ranking REF 2014) and we offer the largest concentration of researchers in education in a Scottish university, meaning you'll be supported by and collaborate with leaders in the field. Our research activities cover all aspects of education and learning - from pre-school to higher education and lifelong learning.

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University of Edinburgh, School of Education

University of Edinburgh, School of Education

With a world-class Masters from the University of Edinburgh you will gain the skills and knowledge for the next step in your career – creating the solutions to local and world problems in the fields of education and sport.

Join over 20,000 alumni from Moray House School of Education and Sport to help to make a significant impact on the education, wellbeing and development of children, young people and adults worldwide.

Why Moray House School of Education and Sport?

Moray House School of Education and Sport has been making a major contribution and impact on the fields of education and sport both in Scotland and worldwide for almost 200 years. In that time, our staff, students and alumni have influenced and transformed learning and teaching and wider educational policy in the UK and beyond.

In addition to Undergraduate programmes in Education and Sport, the School offers a portfolio of world-class postgraduate taught degrees in the areas of Education and Sport.

We consistently rank in the top tiers of global education and sport-related studies.

  • 4th in the UK and 22nd in the world in the 2021 QS World University Ranking by subject: Education.
  • 7th in the UK and 21st in the world in the 2021 QS World University Ranking by subject: Sport-related subjects.
  • 1st in the UK, 2021 THE World University Ranking for universities offering Sport Science.
  • 5th in the UK, 2021 THE World University Ranking for Education.
  • 3rd in Education and 4th in Sport Science in the UK in the 2021 Complete University Guide.

We attract 1000+ postgraduate students each year representing over 60 countries which allows for a culturally diverse learning experience within a community of 300 academic and professional staff. Our academic staff are internationally renowned for their theory-informed applied research and for the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students. And 99% of our graduates go into employment or further study *

Why Study at the University of Edinburgh?

  • World-leading university: Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities.
  • Social responsibility and sustainability: We have a progressive climate strategy and are on track to be carbon neutral by 2040.
  • World-class city: Scotland's inspiring capital, Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city which has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. It is a modern, sophisticated European city with a diverse, multicultural community.
  • Careers and employability: We're ranked in the top 10 in the UK for the employability of our graduates**
  • Global student community: Our diverse global community offers all our students the opportunity to learn more about the world.
  • Lifelong community: join a community of more than 200,000 people. As an Edinburgh graduate, you will have the opportunity to stay involved with the University and with fellow graduates.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017
** Times Higher Education, Global Employability University Ranking 2021.

Dance Science and Education MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

If you are interested in the development of dance education, a comprehensive understanding of the science underpinning the art form is a must.

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Digital Education Online Learning MSc, PGCert, PGDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Learning, teaching and training are profoundly affected by the challenges of the digital age.

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Education MSc, PgCert, PgDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The MSc Education is the flagship taught postgraduate degree of Moray House School of Education and Sport and one of its most popular programmes.

On Campus Part Time Full Time Full Time
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Education MScR

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The University of Edinburgh was ranked first in Scotland for research power in Education and Sport (THE Overall Ranking REF 2014) and we offer the largest concentration of researchers in education in a Scottish university, meaning you'll be supported by and collaborate with leaders in the field.

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Inclusive Education MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL), PgDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The MSc Inclusive Education has been designed for graduates who want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in education.

On Campus Part Time Full Time Full Time
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Language and Intercultural Communication MSc, PgCert, PgDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The MSc in Language and Intercultural Communication is interdisciplinary degree programme that aims to provide a pedagogically grounded and practical understanding of issues surrounding the study of language and intercultural communication.

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Language Education MSc, PgDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The Language Education programme is for teachers of ALL languages. Come with an expertise in one or more language(s) and receive training in how to best teach these languages based on the latest research in the field of language education.

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Leadership and Learning MEd

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

You can earn the Masters of Education in Leadership and Learning through completing a mixture of Postgraduate Certificates (PgCert) and career-long professional learning (CLPL) courses developed with partners.

On Campus Part Time
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Outdoor Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

For over 45 years, the Postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Education, and for over 20 years, the MSc in Outdoor Education, have been the world's leading postgraduate programme in the field, providing a broad base for a professional career in outdoor education.

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Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Unique in Europe, and one of only a few in the world, this internationally-respected MSc programme offers you the chance to develop a holistic approach to outdoor education with a specific emphasis on environmental and sustainability education.

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Performance Psychology MSc, PgDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Increasingly, high-level performance relies on an understanding of the psychology of stamina and success, not only in sport but in areas as diverse as business, the performing arts, the military and emergency services.

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Physical Activity for Health MSc, PgDip, PgCert

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Insufficient physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for death worldwide. The levels of inactivity evident across the world, in both adults and adolescents, make physical inactivity a pandemic and a global public health issue.

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Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) PGDE

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Primary is for graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession at primary school level.

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Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) PGDE

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary is for graduates who want to become subject-specialist teachers in the secondary sector.

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Social Justice and Community Action (Online Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Our life chances are shaped by our family and community relationships, access to good quality public services, the particular features of our governing institutions and levels of economic inequality.

Online Part Time
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Sport Policy, Management and International Development MSc

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

The increasing social, economic and political role of sport is a key feature of life in the 21st century. This Masters degree critically examines the commercialised and media-orientated world of professional sport and the increasingly important realm of community sport, recreation and physical activity.

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Strength and Conditioning MSc, PgDip

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Strength and Conditioning is a popular area within sport science, predominantly from within the discipline of physiology, often requiring knowledge of inter-disciplinary applied sport science and coaching.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Suitable for both experienced teachers and newcomers to the field, this Master's degree is designed for students who plan to teach English as a second…

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Transformative Learning and Teaching MSc

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

This two-year Masters programme is for graduates who want a teaching qualification designed to make an explicit difference to the lives of children and young people.

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