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Ideal as an advanced study of the intellectual, ethical and cultural processes of education, this programme also gives you the chance to reflect on – and build on – your own professional development.
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.
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If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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You must submit a reference with your application.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.
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Through strategically designed core courses and a wide range of options, this programme allows you to focus your studies on particular areas of interest and relevance to your career aims.
With guidance from our staff (all leaders in the field) and in a lively and supportive student community, you will take part in social and philosophical reflection and debate, and critically analyse the themes that dominate today’s academic and policy communities.
You will take an in-depth approach to policy analysis, as well as exploring international and comparative perspectives on education and training.
You will learn through a combination of lectures, student-led seminars/ presentations and, where appropriate, practical skills training and project work.
You will complete two compulsory courses and three optional courses, as well as training in research methods.
On completion of these courses, you will also produce an independently researched dissertation.
All students complete three courses:
Optional courses may include:
Options may also be chosen from courses offered by the MSc in Educational Research, the MSc programmes offered by our Graduate School of Social and Political Science and other MSc programmes within the Moray House School of Education (subject to approval).
This broad programme can open up a similarly diverse range of career options. Past students have undertaken further study and doctoral research, while others have applied their knowledge and skills to a variety of education-related fields, from school teaching, educational policy and administration, to recruitment, charity-related educational research and political advisory roles.
You will graduate with a highly regarded degree and transferable skills in areas such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.
This article was published on Aug 27, 2014