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    Full time available

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    full-time, 12 months

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Why this course?

The MSc in Education Studies is suitable for anyone looking to pursue full-time study in this area. We are open to applications from international students.

In addition to core modules designed to give you a solid foundation for understanding educational processes you will have the flexibility to choose from an exciting range of specialist classes to satisfy your personal and professional needs. Strathclyde’s School of Education is the leading provider of teacher education in Scotland.

The MSc Education Studies provides a critical understanding of education. It is not a teaching qualification, yet, a Masters level study of education can enhance students’ academic and professional understanding of education in ways that can enhance practice and career opportunities in the broader field of education.

Building on the School of Education’s research strengths you will have the opportunity to explore topics across a range of themes including Language Learning, Literacy, Technology, Leadership and Inclusive Education. International students completing this degree will further benefit from gaining an insight into the UK educational system.

You'll study

You'll study four core classes and two elective classes.

You'll also undertake a dissertation in a topic of your choosing. Your electives will come from five themes:

  • Language Learning
  • Literacy
  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • Inclusive Education

Semester 1

Core modules:

  • Thinking About Education
  • Research Methods and Reasoning

Elective modules (choose 1):

  • Supporting Literacy Development
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Concepts of Leadership
  • Understanding Inclusive Education
  • Conceptions of Leadership
  • Understanding Inclusive Education

Semester 2

Core modules:

  • Globalisation, Society & Education Policy
  • Frameworks for Understanding Learning

Elective modules (choose 1):

  • Creativity, Literacies & Social-emotional Development
  • Curriculum Design & Innovation with Technology
  • Leadership for Learning
  • Providing Effective Educational Support

Learning & teaching

The course is taught through a range of student and staff-led research seminars that you’ll participate in.


You'll be assessed through written coursework that draws on academic study and reflection on practical experiences in education.

You'll be individually supported to write a 12,000 to 15,000-word dissertation on a negotiated topic of interest.


Through completion of this Masters level degree you will enhance your academic and professional understanding allowing for career opportunities in the broader field of education.

Career opportunities may include; head teacher, lecturer, educational policy developer, special education professional, education administrator or researcher.

Visit the Education Studies MSc page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!




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