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Educational Studies for Adult, Youth and Community Contexts - MSc

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    03 December 2019

This programme provides you with the opportunity to study established and emerging theoretical dimensions of adult education, community development and youth studies. You will gain in-depth knowledge in a specialism of your choosing, as well as a solid foundation in educational and social research.

Why this programme

  • The programme provides you with the key attributes for professions in adult education, community development and youth work, developing both in-depth knowledge and breadth.
  • You will develop analytic and research skills, an interdisciplinary knowledge base, and a practical understanding of the settings in which adult education, community development and youth work take place.
  • You will be benefit from the combined strengths of staff from the School of Education, who have a breadth of teaching and research experience in a range of areas of study across the three specialist areas.
  • You will have the opportunity to link up with a range of community-based organisations in Central Scotland for your dissertation work.
  • There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars, with leading-edge academics and practitioners and speakers from the UK and abroad.

Programme structure

You will take four core courses. You will also undertake a research dissertation in your chosen specialism. 

Courses employ multiple teaching strategies, including the use of digital platforms, guest speakers, and field-trips.

Core courses

  • Approaches to Inclusive Learning: Psychology, Curriculum, and Development
  • Local and Global Theories and Perspectives on learning in diverse contexts
  • Contemporary Research Methods in Social and Pedagogical Contexts
  • Teaching and Learning Practice for Youth, Community, and Adult Contexts

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.

Career prospects

You will be well equipped for careers in public, private and third sector agencies concerned with adult education, community development or youth work, as well as policy development. In addition, it is an excellent professional development choice for those currently working in any of the three specialist fields. The programme also provides a solid pathway towards doctoral-level study.

More Information on this Programme


Visit the Educational Studies for Adult, Youth and Community Contexts - MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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