Moray House School of Education and Sport

Career opportunities

This programme can open up a wide range of career opportunities.

There are many examples of graduates of the MSc Education now working in fields related to education policy and practice, as well as many other related and unrelated positions. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries.

The following are examples of where our previous students have progressed to:

  • Doctoral research (PhD)
  • Returned to teaching – primary, secondary schools, physical education or within ‘additional support’ contexts
  • Started a teaching career (although the MSc Education is not considered a teaching qualification in the UK, and the degree does not aim to give teacher education, some other countries  do translate this degree as a teaching qualification)
  • Work in educational policy (at local, regional, national and international level)
  • Work in educational administration (at local, regional, national and international level)
  • Advisors to politicians on educational matters
  • International recruitment for Higher Education institutions in Scotland and for institutions or agencies around the world
  • Research work for charitable agencies related to education
  • Community Education practitioners (the endorsed route of the Learning in Communities pathway provides graduates with a professionally recognised community education practice qualification)


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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