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Course content

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. They support you in interrogating research literature and in undertaking educational research in your own areas of study.

Why this programme

◾This programmes offers you the opportunity to explore different perspectives and aspects of education through a variety of optional courses.
◾This programme is for people who are interested in entering the academic field of education. You will study alongside people from a range of backgrounds and stages of educationally focused careers.
◾The programme offerd 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.

Programme structure

You will take four core and two 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
◾Advanced educational research
◾Introduction to educational and social research
◾Modern educational thought
◾Seminar on contemporary issues.

Optional courses
◾Curriculum development in adult 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 & behaviours
◾Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies
◾International & comparative education
◾Leadership in implementing education policy
◾Perspectives of youth & young adulthood
◾The evolving concept of inclusion
◾The learner & the curriculum
◾Work-related learning
◾Working with youth: Education and learning for change.

Career prospects

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

Visit the Educational Studies - MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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