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Leadership for Learning (MEd)


Course Description

The School of Education provides an online portfolio of Career-long Professional Learning (CPL) programmes for the education workforce, to meet both current and emerging needs associated with the profession and to reflect the increasing importance attached nationally to professional learning, update and practice.

The MEd Leadership for Learning is designed for workforce professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are experienced practitioners.

About the programme

The programme gives you the opportunity to enhance your professional practice in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of Leadership for Learning.

Modules will encourage you to reflect upon and enhance your practice and understanding of current trends in the area of Leadership for Learning. The programme currently has participants from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, speech and language therapists, paramedics, nurses, teachers and lecturers.

Your learning

The Certificate phase comprises three core modules: Curriculum Leadership: Investigating; Curriculum Leadership: Developing; and Curriculum Leadership: Disseminating. The Diploma phase comprises three core modules: Leadership: Vision and Values; Leadership: Qualities and Skills; and Research Methods. Upon successful completion of the Diploma participants can progress to the MEd stage where you will undertake a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.

There is no requirement to attend ‘face-to-face’ sessions on this programme as it is offered by distance learning, using the UWS virtual learning environment.

Our Careers Adviser says

Excellent leadership skills are highly sought after by employers in numerous sectors including education, health and social services. Showing a willingness to develop and build on existing leadership skills and to constantly seek ways to improve personal development goals are very attractive.

First-class facilities

You’ll have access to a wide range of technology to facilitate your learning. Our libraries are stocked with a vast range of specialist resources to help you in your studies, and you’ll also have access to our extensive electronic library collection (including e-books and academic journals) and the virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Visit the Leadership for Learning (MEd) page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters programmes offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study. English Language Requirements: Overseas students must meet UWS English Language Requirements.

Course Fees

Scottish/EU Students: £3,400, Rest of UK Students: £3,400, International Students £11,000


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