Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Individual programme fees are linked above. For detailed information on fee status, policies, payment and funding opportunities see:
On this part-time intermittent programme you are charged per course, rather than for a complete programme of study. At 2012/13 course fee rates for UK/EU students, typically an MEd would cost £5,750; a PgDip would cost £3,835; and a PgCert £1,920. However, as fees change each year, the length of time you take to complete your programme will affect the total cost.
This programme has been designed primarily for educational professionals working with people with learning disabilities, but may also be beneficial for those working in an allied profession.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.
You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and you must be working with, or have access to, people with learning disabilities (also described as intellectual disabilities) in order to complete some of the assessment tasks.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals.
All the programmes’ courses are studied part-time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete three courses for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma.
There is also the option to complete a Master of Education degree, for which you must also produce an independently researched dissertation.
Working alongside other professional groups, you will examine the different presentations of challenging behaviour, and develop a clear definition of learning disability, incorporating the associated cognitive capacities and needs of clients.
You will build your collaborative working skills, and explore competing discourses on disability, gender, race and ethnicity.
Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions. Most courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.
To complete the MEd degree, you will also produce an independently researched dissertation.
Compulsory courses include:
In addition, an optional course will be chosen from elsewhere within the school, subject to approval.
The skills you gain with this qualification will enhance your confidence and ability to take on more authoritative roles in this area of teaching. You may also choose to continue on to an advanced research degree.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013