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MEdEducation Studies (part-time)

Why this course?

The MEd in Education Studies is suitable for students looking to pursue part-time study in this area.  It is ideal for those seeking a qualification whilst working that will enhance professional practice.

The MEd in Education Studies allows you to tailor your studies from a range of elective specialist classes. This course is ideal for those who want to study part-time alongside working. The classes are delivered either face-to-face on campus during the evening or at weekends or through the Virtual Learning Platform.

The MEd in Education Studies provides a critical understanding of education. It is not a teaching qualification, yet, a Masters level study of education can enhance students’ academic and professional understanding of education in ways that can enhance practice and career opportunities in the broader field of education.

The course enables you to develop skills to study at Masters level, develop a sophisticated and critical understanding of the concept of policy relating to education, extend your interest and understanding of learning and engage in a range of other, education-related areas.

You'll study

Our MEd programmes are part-time over three years. Students are expected to attain 60 credits per year resulting in 180 credits.

Year 1

Students undertake three classes each worth 20 credits. Normally this will be one class per semester. For on-campus classes, this will involve attending three hours per week, delivered either in the evening or on Saturday morning. In total each class should take 200 hours including self-study.

For Virtual Learning Environment classes, this will involve participating in weekly online seminars delivered via My Place. The seminars are scheduled in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

Students who decide to complete their studies after one year will graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate.

Year 2

Students undertake three classes each worth 20 credits. This will usually consist of two optional classes and a compulsory class, Research Methods & Reasoning. The compulsory class equips students with the necessary basis for undertaking a dissertation at Masters level.

Research Methods & Reasoning is delivered entirely online via My Place during semester one.

As per year one, students will normally undertake one class per semester. The expected study time is the same as in year one.

Students who decide to complete their studies at the end of year two will graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Year 3

You’ll carry out a research dissertation in a subject area of your choice worth 60 credits. We'll allocate a supervisor for one-to-one support whilst you carry out and report your dissertation. We aim to match you with the best fit for your specialist area.

You can complete your final dissertation by distance learning. This provides our students with the flexibility to complete their studies around work commitments.

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Course content

Compulsory classes

Research Methods & Reasoning

This class provides support in developing a critical and informed understanding of research methods in relation to your own planned dissertation project. It also provides support in understanding research ethics and how they relate to your own research and provides support in meeting the requirements of the ethical approval process.

Elective classes

You'll choose two classes from the following specialist areas. Your Advisor of Studies will help to guide you in your choices.

Curricular Studies
  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • educational technology
  • STEM
  • language learning and supporting bi-lingual learners
Early Years Pedagogy
Inclusion
  • Autism
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Learning Support
Policy & Management
  • Educational Leadership
  • Professional Practice
Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability
Philosophy with Children
Dissertation

This class represents the application of the skills and knowledge you've gained throughout your study. You'll carry out and report on a research project in an area relevant to your MEd study up to this point. This class will provide support for the planning, implementation and writing up of a research project in a professionally and academically relevant area.

Learning & teaching

The course is taught through a range of student and staff-led research seminars that you’ll participate in.

For our Virtual Learning Environment delivery the student group will participate in online seminars.

You’ll require:

  • access to a reliable computer with sufficient processing capability
  • an excellent broadband connection
  • the ability to run applications such as Adobe Connect, Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Java and Windows Media Player

Assessment

The course is assessed through written coursework that draws on academic study and reflection on practical experiences in education.

Entry requirements

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

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £1,600

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £3,000

Fees for this programme can be paid each year of study and split into instalments. Find out more information about payments. 

How can I fund my course?

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Scottish students

Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

English students

Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

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Education Studies

Qualification: MEd, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

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