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30 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Advance your career in education

The University of Glasgow's School of Education, ranked 1st in the UK for Education by the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, recognises the need for quality teachers. Our Online Education MSc is perfect for teachers, pre-PhD or -EdD students and education professionals keen to further their careers around their existing commitments. Our focus on research and high-level teaching from expert faculty will ensure you are best placed to further your career in education.

Create your own path

This online programme offers a choice of optional pathways, letting you tailor your studies to your unique experiences and career goals. Choose from adult education, inclusive and special education or curriculum assessment and pedagogy – it’s up to you. You can also opt for a general pathway, selecting different courses from across the three routes. These options are designed to provide the skills needed to support career development in this field.

Open up your career options

By giving you insights into the learning process and the current policies, practices, issues and trends in education, our online MSc Education opens up a raft of positions from primary and secondary schooling to adult education and educational leadership.

‘’I chose the MSc Education online programme to complete a specialisation in adult education. Professionally, this programme taught me valuable skills in policy and theory analysis that have expanded my understanding of education. Personally, this programme gave me increased confidence in my ability to understand complex problems and advocate for systemic change.’’ Dawn Cunningham Hall, Online MSc Education Graduate

100% online, interactive learning

Studying online means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career in order to pursue a new one. You would be able to access our interactive resources from anywhere and at any time; this includes videos, interactive quizzes and discussions – resources dedicated to helping you to learn and achieve your career goals. At the University of Glasgow you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.


Modern Educational thinking (20 Credits) - Core
Education Policy and the Politics of Education (20 Credits) - Core
The Psychology of Adult Learning (online learning) - Optional
Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy: understanding learners - Optional
Education for all: inclusive Special Education - Optional
Principles and Practices of Research (20 Credits) - Core
Research Application (20 Credits) - Core
International issues in Adult Education (Distance) - Optional
Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy: International Perspectives - Optional
Working together to create inclusive Learning Environments - Optional
Education dissertation (60 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements: 2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognized institution.

University information

The University of Glasgow envisions a better world, and it’s inspired to help others change it. It ranks within the top 100 of the world’s universities and has online master’s programmes that enable students to fulfil their aspirations from anywhere they wish. By virtue of extensive experience as a leading academic organisation, Glasgow has developed 100% online programmes that emphasise original research and innovative approaches. These are...more