Moray House School of Education and Sport

PG Certificate: Extended Work Based Project

We are delighted to offer some funded places for the PG Certificate: Extended Work Based Project, which is significantly subsidised by the Scottish Government

PG Certificate: Extended Work Based Project

The Extended Work Based Project is a significant and in-depth critical enquiry into an aspect of practice. This Certificate is a year-long course and is largely based upon independent study. It is broadly akin to a traditional masters research project. Although based on independent study, it is supported by some taught and face-to-face sessions. Participants are allocated a supervisor and will receive dedicated supervision meetings and support.  

Course Organiser: Dr Shereen Benjamin

Teaching structure

  • Twilight and/or Saturday taught sessions 
  • Participants must be able to attend all taught sessions
  • Participants must be  working in an appropriate professional school context
  • Participants will receive 1-1 supervision

Learn more about this programme's structure and requirements on the University Degree Finder.


Part 1: Submission of a Research Proposal

  • A poster communicating a detailed proposal and timeline for the extended work-based learning project  
  • A completed Ethics form (via your student portal).  

Upon successful completion you will progress to Phase 2

Part 2: Design, conduct and evaluate an extended work-based research project, providing a critically informed rationale for actions taken. Produce a research report of this work (this could be in format of a research report; published paper; research poster with accompanying handout and oral presentation).

Scottish Government Funding

Funded places are available for participants working within our 6 Teacher Education Partnerships Local Authorities (City of Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, East Lothian, West Lothian) . Participants who secure a funded place will be required to make a participant contribution of £650 towards the PG Certificate fees. The remainder of the PG Certificate fees will be covered by from The Scottish Government grant awarded to the UoE Teacher Education Partnership.

Application Process

Entry on to the MEd Leadership and Learning is normally via one of the three core PG Certificates; progression to the Extended Work Based Project is upon successful completion of a core Certificate. 

We will have funded places available for 2023-24. Further information to follow.

For any other general enquiries, please contact us at the email address below.