This Master of Education course is designed to support the professional development of individuals working in education and training at either school, tertiary or higher education level. The intention is to strengthen and enhance participants' understanding of educational issues whilst raising their professional profiles.
You will be encouraged to discuss and analyse information from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and apply them to your own professional practice. You will have the opportunity to focus your studies on an area of professional educational interest whilst developing research skills and an understanding of ethical principles in higher education.
The course can help you to make changes in your professional practice that can have a positive impact on you and on your learners.
The course is available to study part time, online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitment
Option for a face-to-face induction which, although not compulsory, is highly recommended
Reflective learning is at the heart of this course allowing you to use your learning to enhance your professional practice
You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, or full Masters degree
If you are working in Higher Education, on completion of the Post Graduate Certificate, you will be eligible to apply to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Core modules for the tertiary and higher education sectors are: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education OR Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Education; Theory & Practice of E-Learning
You will also choose one option module which may include: Research Methods & Techniques; Qualitative Inquiry; PgCert Education (Schools Sector)
PgCert: Core module for the PgCert Education (schools sector) is: Professional Development
You will also choose two option modules which may include: Education for All; Learning & Teaching; Working Together
Core module is: Action Research in Education
You will also choose two option modules which may include: Leading and Managing Remotely; Qualitative Inquiry; Creativity through Collaboration; Research Methods and Techniques; Developing Potential through Placement; Preparing for Masters Level Study; Research Supervision.
To achieve the award of Master of Education (MEd) you must complete a research dissertation.
This course is available at Lews Castle College UHI, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XR
You will study through supported online learning using the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Part Time Self Study
Top five reasons to study at UHI
1. Do something different: our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which often reflects the unique environment and culture of our region and closely links to vocational skills required by a range of sectors.
2. Flexible learning options mean that you can usually study part time or full time. Some courses can be studied fully online from home or work, others are campus-based.
3. Choice of campuses – we have campuses across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Each campus is different from rich cultural life of the islands; the spectacular coasts and mountains; to the bright lights of our city locations.
4. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff
5. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep
Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate
How to apply
If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the ‘visit website’ button below which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select the Apply tab to complete our online application.
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An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands
are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
An undergraduate honours degree. Candidates must be in employment in education or training.Candidates without academic qualifications but with experience of appropriate professional or administrative responsibility will be considered on an individual basis. These candidates may be required to complete an assessment to assess their suitability. School teachers must be GTC registered in order to follow the PgCert for the schools sector
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits) Online: Scottish/EU £520; Rest of UK £650. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation