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Education Studies

This course is ideal for those who want to build a broad-based study of education without specialising early in a single area. The flexible nature of the course they are carrying out as part of their current professional role, such as curriculum development or school or workplace improvement.

Entry requirements

  • degree or relevant professional qualification
  • or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study

English language requirements

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you're from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application.

Course modules

Semester 1 core modules: Thinking about education; research methods and reasoning. Optional modules: Language learning in a multilingual world; supporting literacy development; technology enhanced learning: theory and practice; conceptions of leadership; understanding inclusive education; taking action: child, family and community efficacy.

Semester 2 core modules: Globalisation, society and education policy; frameworks for understanding learning. Optional modules: Contemporary issues in language teaching; creativity, literacies and social-emotional development; curriculum innovation with technology: designing for context; leadership for learning; providing effective educational support; listening to children and hearing their voices.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through written coursework that draws on academic study and reflection on practical experiences in education.

You'll be individually supported to write a 12,000 to 15,000-word dissertation on a negotiated topic of interest.


The course fees for students from Scotland or the EU are £4,800 per academic year. The course fees for students from the rest of the UK are £9,000 per academic year. For international students, the course fees are £13,500 per academic year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time 12 Months

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