Moray House School of Education and Sport

Career opportunities

Moray House School of Education and Sport makes a major contribution to the field of education, a tradition it has upheld for almost 200 years. Staff, students and alumni have influenced, improved and transformed learning and teaching and wider educational policy in the UK and beyond.

The MSc Inclusive Education replaced our previous MSc Inclusive & Special Education. Graduates of our programme use the skills and knowledge gained with us to pursue a range of careers. Many continue or go on to become teachers in schools and further/higher education, taking on leadership positions in education, or specialist or peripatetic teaching posts in relation to visually impaired, deaf or multilingual learners. Some work with NGOs and third sector organisations, in policy positions in education, or go on to doctoral level research. 

Graduates of the MSc Inclusive Education are equipped to:

  • develop and appropriately apply knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to inclusive education and the contexts in which it takes place.
  • reflect critically on the relationships between theory and practice and explore issues in the implementation of educational and social principles and ideals.
  • engage with and where appropriate influence policy issues and the practice of professionals in relation to developing and sustaining inclusive education.
  • develop extended skills in research and enquiry, including the use of literature, reviewing evidence, gathering, organising and evaluating data, responding to evidence and providing critical comment.

General Teaching Council for Scotland - Professional Recognition

GTCS Professional recognition quality mark (this is a graphic designed element provided by the General Teaching Council Scotland to confirm this programme has received professional recognition from 2023-2028)

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has accredited all of the courses in our Inclusive Education suite of programmes, most recently in January 2023.

If you hold GTCS registration, you can use your learning on our Inclusive Education Programmes to engage in professional reflection and self-evaluation against professional standards as required by the GTCS to gain recognition of your studies. 

Professional Recognition with the GTCS is an award that recognises the enhanced, significant, sustained and reflective enquiry you have undertaken as a teacher and the development of your professional learning in inclusive education your postgraduate study has provided.

General Teaching Council for Scotland Professional Recognition


Michelle Mackay, MSc Inclusive Education 2019

'The MSc Inclusive Education is accredited with the GTCS which means I gained GTCS professional recognition for the professional learning I completed on the course. This recognition has helped me document the record of work I have made to gain the MSc Inclusive Education. Already this has proven useful when engaging with the GTCS Professional Update process.'

Read Michelle's testimonial

Qualified status as teachers of deaf or visually impaired children

Qualified teachers who take the MSc Inclusive Education part-time over two years may also be able to gain qualified status as a teacher of deaf or visually impaired children. This will involve periods of supervised placement in more than one educational setting. Please note this route is available to students who do not require a student visa to study in the UK because of visa restrictions on part-time study.

Careers Service

The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service supports all current students (and graduates for up to 2 years) to develop their potential and achieve satisfying and rewarding futures.  This is done through individual appointments, group sessions and wider campus-based activity, alongside online services and resources.  A diverse programme of face-to-face and online events is delivered throughout the academic year.  

Suzanne Agnew

Careers Consultant, Moray House

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