Moray House School of Education


University of Edinburgh

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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.

Moray House ranks in the top 10 in the UK in a number of rankings for education and sport-related studies.

  • 3rd in the UK, for education research quality and breadth in the REF 2021*
  • Nearly 90 per cent of our sport-related research activity is classified as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ by the REF 2021 *
  • 4th in the UK and =14th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Ranking by subject: Education.
  • 7th in the UK and 26th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Ranking by subject: Sport-related subjects.
  • 1st in Sport Science and 7th in Education in the UK in the 2022 Complete University Guide.
  • 3rd in Education and 7th in Sport Science in the UK in the 2022 Times Good University Guide.
  • 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.
  • *Times Higher Education

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.
  • The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50 and placed 16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
  • Our graduates are ranked 25th in the world by employers*.
  • Ranked in the world’s top 20 student cities, Edinburgh is a compact city with excellent transport links, which makes it easy to get around and to travel to other parts of Scotland.**
  • Social responsibility and sustainability: We have a progressive climate strategy and are on track to be carbon neutral by 2040.
  • 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.
  • Edinburgh University Student's Association has more than 320 societies covering a diverse range of interests.
  • Edinburgh Sports Union has 64 sports clubs in which to get involved.

*QS World University Rankings 2022
**QS Student Cities 2019
***Times Higher Education, World’s Most International Universities 2020