MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education and Leadership

University of Stirling

Program Description

MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education and Leadership

University of Stirling

The School of Education has worked in partnership with local authorities over a number of years to develop a suite of highly-regarded professional education programmes designed to impact directly on professional practices and pupils’ learning experiences and outcomes.

During 2013-15 researchers at the School of Education worked with a wide range of practitioners from our partner local authorities on three government-funded research and development projects. The findings of these have greatly informed this exciting new programme, which is offered for the first time in 2015. It offers an opportunity for participants to further develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.

Building on the success and impact of previous programmes, it is also designed taking account of current policy and the Professional Standards framework (GTCS, 2012) to offer participants the opportunity to develop leadership at all levels through developing a critical and enquiring stance to practice.

The benefits of the programme will extend not only to participants but also to colleagues and the wider school community and will lead to the development of strong professional networks both within and beyond the course.

The following optional pathways have been developed to meet individuals’ professional learning interests and career aspirations.

  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Middle Leadership
  • Curriculum
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Digital Social Trends and Professional Practices (Autumn 2016)

Key information

  • Degree type: MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma
  • Study methods: Part-time, Mixture of online and classroom delivery, Campus based, Distance learning
  • Duration: Three years
  • Start date: September

Structure and content

Year One: Postgraduate Certificate Pathways

In year one students have an opportunity to select one of four pathways (Advanced Professional Practice, Middle Leadership, Curriculum and Coaching & Mentoring (and Digital from 2016)) to meet their individual professional learning interests and career aspirations. Each of the postgraduate certificate pathways starts with the core online module EDUP001 Engaging critically with professional practices (20 credits at SCQF level 11)and is completed with a selected 40 credit module at SCQF level 11.

Year Two: Postgraduate Diploma

Year two starts with the core module EDUP007 Examining Professional Practices: Work-Based Learning (20 credits at SCQF level 11) and is completed with the selected 40 credit module atSCQF level 11. Students have an opportunity to select either EDUP003 Middle Leadership: principles and practices (40 credits at SCQF level 11) or EDUP006 Coaching and Mentoring: principles and practices (40 credits at SCQF level 11). N.B. Students who have completed EDUP003 in year one must do EDUP006 in year two and vice versa.

Year Three: MSc in Professional Education and Leadership

Students complete their Master’s degree through successfully undertaking the final modules in the programme: EDUP008 Leading Critical Collaborative Professional Enquiry 1 (20 credits at SCQF level 11) and EDUP009 Leading Critical Collaborative Professional Enquiry 2 (40 credits at SCQF level 11). These modules provide students with the opportunity to enact leadership in practice through planning and leading a critical collaborative professional enquiry in their work setting.

Academic requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Students on the course must have access to /be employed in an appropriate work environment (e.g. a school).

Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately cannot accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Careers

The MSc in Professional Education and Leadership provides high quality career-long professional learning for those working in the education sector.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Students on the course must have access to /be employed in an appropriate work environment (e.g. a school).

Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately cannot accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.



Last updated August 16, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Price
Price
400 GBP
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Stirling, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 400 GBP
per 20 credit module Home/EU; 696 pounds per 20 credit module Overseas