University of Dundee

M.Ed. Online
36 months
6195 GBP/year
2415 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Education programme at University of Dundee is for people working or interested in working in any educational sector or discipline. You will develop a deep knowledge of educational theory and research.


The Master of Education MEd from University of Dundee is the first in Scotland to be recognised by the International Baccalaureate as meeting the professional development requirements of:

  • Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research
  • Certificate in Leadership Practice
  • Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research

The Master of Education course is essential for all professionals who work in an educational setting and wish to enhance their professional learning and improve career progression prospects.  

Students can tailor the educational experience to suit their individual experience, needs and interests. The course can be accessed entirely at a distance via the University virtual learning environment. There are both workplace based and non-workplace based routes through the course.


A majority of students studying for Masters in Education at the University of Dundee are already in full time employment. In addition a number of students either already hold senior management positions or have moved into senior management positions during their time studying on the course.


The course is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. On completion participants can register for an IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research, Certificate in Leadership Practice or Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reflecting upon Practice
  • Research Methods for Professional Inquiry
  • Dissertation
  • International Education
  • Working Towards Inclusion
  • Developing Mathematical Thinking
  • Innovation in the Curriculum
  • Leadership, Change and Organisational Development
  • Enquiry into Collaborative Teaching and Learning
  • Negotiated Study


Entry to the course is open to educators with experience of working in relevant settings who have a degree or equivalent and relevant experience.  Applicants do not have to be currently employed in an educational setting as some modules do not require students to be in a workplace-based setting.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree and relevant work experience. Applicants should ideally be able to undertake work related to a programme specialism in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6195 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6195 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2415 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2415 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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