This is a flexible route to a Master’s qualification which is designed in a way which allows all professionals to construct a programme of study aligned to their own specific interests and responsibilities.  For participants in schools the courses are aligned with the Standard for Career Long Professional Development (CLPD).

Who is the programme for?

Masters in EducationThis new programme, called the Masters in Education will appeal to those involved in education or professional development in a variety of settings.  Participants will be able to choose from a range of Postgraduate modules at SCQF Level 11 to construct a pathway of study following their own interests and professional engagement. Credits may be accumulated to Certificate, Diploma and Master’s levels.

Participants who have no previous engagement at Postgraduate level will be advised to undertake courses in critical approaches to the research literature and in how to adopt a professional enquiry approach, learning the skills of research within their own context.

It may be possible to achieve credits at Masters level to be incorporated into the programme and a corresponding framework of study can then be selected to suit participant’s professional demands and aspirations.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is offered in recognition of previous professional work undertaken which can be matched with the learning outcomes of a particular module or set of modules.

Programme Features

The School of Education continues to offer programmes which lead to qualifications in specific contexts, such as:

  • Leadership
  • Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support
  • Community Learning and Development
  • Autism and Learning 

In some cases it may be possible to transfer to these programmes from an initial start in Masters in Education, but only if the requirements of the named award can be satisfied.  This will normally involve taking the introductory module in the named award as the first module in the Masters in Education programme.

In all cases, the Masters in Education Programme Directors will be able to provide advice about the possible routes available to support personal and career development.

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