MSc Education Studies

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

MSc Education Studies

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Why this course?

The MEd in Education Studies allows you to put together a personalised pathway of modules drawing from across the whole of the MEd Programme. Education Studies can be combined with other areas from within the wider MEd programme at the University of Strathclyde.

This course is ideal for those who want to build a broad-based study of education without specialising early in a single area.

The part time version of the MEd in Education Studies is very flexible and we welcome relevant Masters credits that you may have accumulated from earlier study of other courses or at other institutions.

The flexible nature of the course allows you to gain Masters accreditation for professional activities that you’re carrying out as part of your current professional role, such as curriculum development or school or workplace improvement.

You’ll study

This course is available to study full or part-time.

In the full-time route, you’ll study three core modules, including Critical Reading & Writing, in addition to some elective and optional modules. You’ll also undertake a two-part dissertation.

The part-time route is similar to that of the full-time, except you only study one core module – Critical Reading & Writing.

Research project

You’ll carry out a research project of your choice, which is divided into two parts.

In the first part, you’ll develop your understanding of appropriate research methods in education and consider the ethical requirements. In the second part, you’ll be allocated a supervisor in a one-to-one relationship who’ll support you to carry out and report your research project.

The earlier modules of the course will help you decide your area(s) of research.

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.

Fees & funding

All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise.


  • £375 per module


  • MEd: £3,375
  • PgDip: £3,670
  • PgCert: £1,835


  • MEd: £1,688
  • PgDip: £1,885
  • PgCert: £1,835

Rest of UK

  • £375 per module
  • MEd: £3,375
  • PgDip: £3,670
  • PgCert: £1,835


  • MEd: £1,168
  • PgDip: £1,885
  • PgCert: £1,835


  • £1,150 per module


  • M Ed: £10,350
  • PgDip: £7,135
  • PgCert: £3,567

How can I fund my course?

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.


The MEd in Education Studies is not a teaching qualification. However, 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.

Former students have been in a range of education-related careers including:

  • teaching in compulsory education
  • teaching in post-compulsory education
  • community education
  • local authority education
  • young people’s services
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
3,375 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 3,375 GBP