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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    University of the West of Scotland

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary


Professionally accredited by the National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD), the MEd Artist Teacher course is ideal if you are an art teacher or working with art and design within the 3-18 sector (Primary and Secondary, Further and Higher Education) in Scotland and across the world.

Run in partnership with Glasgow Museums and the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), our course will provide you with the chance for a sustained and serious re-evaluation of your existing art practice within a critical and supportive environment.

The course will also equip you with the leadership skills to progress the subject of art within the context of curriculum and social change, including, but not restricted to the new Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. This course is also extremely popular with those working within the International Schools sector.

Teaching & Assessment

Our course is taught largely online through the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. Within Moodle, you will make use of e-learning methods such as:

  • remotely accessing readings
  • research journals
  • discussion boards
  • online and asynchronous communication with tutors and fellow students.

You will be assessed using a combination of the methods below:

  • essays
  • assignments
  • individual presentations
  • group presentations
  • online discussion threads

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Tuition fees

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    180 91%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%



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