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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

With a huge discrepancy in educational standards both nationally and internationally, there's a need for quality teachers and curriculum leaders. If you're committed to providing the best opportunities for all, this course is ideal.

By giving you insights into the learning process and the policies and practices involved in education, our online Masters will help you to further your career in education. Building on your professional experiences and personal interests, our programme will deepen your understanding of education. Within an international online learning community, you'll analyse and discuss leading research, current practices and relevant policies.

There are various routes to take on our Masters in Education, so you can tailor your studies to match your experiences and your career goals. Choose from the following options:

Psychological and international perspectives in adult education
Assessment and pedagogy
Inclusive and special education

Our university is the highest-ranked Russell Group university for teaching. Studying at our School of Education, you'll learn from lecturers at the forefront of educational research.

There are many benefits of a masters degree in education online. As well as being able to tailor your learning to fit your lifestyle, studying this programme also means you don't have to sacrifice your current career to pursue a new one.


On successful completion of our this programme, you will be able to:

Understand key theories, concepts and debates in education
Evaluate current practices, policies, theories and research across a range of contexts
Explore current education trends and issues
Reflect upon the application of education policy, theory and research
Conduct a substantial piece of applied research
Critically analyse educational policy, practice, theory and research in specific contexts and settings
Appraise your experience as a learner and/or educator
Critically reflect upon the practical application of educational policy, theory and research
Apply postgraduate-level academic literacy and IT skills
Identify and evaluate relevant academic material for use in assignments, discussion and debate
Assemble, analyse and critique current research relevant to your contexts and use this to identify areas for your own enquiries
Collate and analyse information from a range of sources relevant to specific issues
Write clear, accurate and insightful analytical texts
Debate issues with peers from similar and different contexts
Use IT skills in information retrieval, document preparation and discussion
Conduct applied research in a specific context using practical skills of enquiry
Apply organisational, project management and academic planning skills


The fact that our masters degree in education offers three pathways enables you tailor your studies to your unique experiences and career goals. These options are designed to provide students with the skills required to follow a choice of careers, including education counsellor, instructional coordinator and school principal.

The online masters in education opens up a raft of positions - from primary and secondary schooling to adult education and educational leadership. It is perfect for budding teachers, pre-PhD or -EdD students and education professionals keen to start or further their careers.

Application deadline

06 April 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

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  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    194 97%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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