M.Sc. On Campus

Education Studies

University of Strathclyde

12 months
15300 GBP/year
6800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Education Studies at the University of Strathclyde aspires to introduce the most important questions and problems by which the discipline of education studies is characterised, and to the methodologies and methods that are used within education studies to answer those questions.


In addition to the core modules designed to give you a solid foundation for understanding educational processes you'll have the flexibility to choose a pair of modules from an exciting range of specialist classes to satisfy your personal and professional needs.

  •  Develop a solid foundation for understanding transformative processes in all cultural contexts
  •  Enhance practice and career opportunities in the broader field of formal and informal education
  •  Gain a grounding in research methods and reasoning
You'll be assessed through written coursework that draws on academic study and reflection on practical experiences in education. You'll be individually supported to write a 12,000 to 15,000-word dissertation on a negotiated topic of interest.


The MSc in Education Studies at the University of Strathclyde is designed for people who wish to explore a diverse range of issues and perspectives that make up education. The course prepares for professional careers which are dependent on a thorough and critical understanding of educational processes in their cultural context and the ways in which they contribute to the formation of the individual person.

As such, it addresses educational and formational processes not only with regard to formal education, i.e. schooling, but is concerned with all forms of education, that is: with all processes where the learning and (trans)formation of a person is initiated, guided, or supported.

The degree is not a teaching qualification but can enhance career opportunities in the broader field of education. It supports careers in all cultural fields where people are engaged in learning and are aspiring to some sort of personal transformation, eg:

  • museums
  • galleries
  • the arts
  • publishing houses
  • youth work
  • sports clubs
  • all institutions involved with professional learning and training

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Globalisation, Society and Education Policy
  •  Thinking about education
  •  Frameworks for Understanding Learning
  •  Research Methods and Reasoning
  •  Dissertation
  •  Education and Self-Formation in Cultural Contexts
  •  Philosophy of Technology and Education
  •  Professionalism and Professional Learning
  •  Putting the Theory into Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree or relevant professional qualification OR a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Rest of UK £6,800

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

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