Postgraduate taught 

Enhanced Practice in Education (Dumfries Campus) MSc

Enhanced Practice in Education

This programme will provide you with the skills and confidence to apply principles of practitioner-based enquiry and make effective changes in your place of work. You will develop expertise to initiate and influence positive working relationships across your organisation and beyond.

  • MSc: 12 months full-time; 24-36 months part‑time

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Why this programme

  • This programme is designed for people at different stages in their professional careers from a range of backgrounds in education and allied fields such as social work, psychology, health and policing.
  • There is a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.
  • The programme will help you develop evidence-based leadership approaches and practices in critical reflection that you can apply in relation to your own practice.
  • Research-informed courses will help you to consider practice and policy in the light of current educational thinking and enable you to improve your own practice to become an effective practitioner. Our optional courses ‘Critical perspectives on knowledge and power’ and ‘Critical thinking and communication’ will deepen your understanding of organisational power underpinning knowledge creation.
  • Our ‘Working in an interagency environment’ course is one of the only available courses of its kind outside UK local government.
  • Many of the courses on this programme offer increased flexibility and convenience through a mix of blended learning, twilight campus lectures and weekend seminars designed with the busy professional in mind.

Programme structure

You will take four core and two optional courses, followed by a research project. The research project provides an opportunity for you to identify an area of personal and professional interest to explore in more detail.

Core courses

Optional courses may include

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

On successful completion of the programme, you will have the knowledge, undersrtanding and skills to progress into leadership roles within your organisation.

If you work directly with young people (teachers, social workers, youth workers, police officers, probation officers, health workers), the programme is an important step in your professional development.

The programme will support your career development as a class teacher, lecturer, policy developer, special education professional, head teacher, education administrator or researcher. The programme provides a foundation for further academic study such as a professional doctorate.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees for 2023-24

MSc

UK

  • Full-time fee: £10050
  • Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits

International & EU

  • Full-time fee: £22140

Funded places

We have 10 fully-funded places on this programme, which would cover all tuition fees for successful students. To discuss eligibility for this funding, please contact: Dr Tara Shirazi: Shaista.Shirazi@glasgow.ac.uk

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £370
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £350
  • Registration/exam only fee: £170

Entry requirements

The programme is aimed at professionals who have a range of experiences working with children and young people in both formal and informal settings.

Academic Entry

The minimum academic entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are:

  • Degree: This must be validated by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or an undergraduate degree of an equivalent standard from a higher education institution outside the United Kingdom. All degree classifications are considered, however, for funded places, priority is given to candidates with a 1st or 2:1 honours degree.

Evidence of completed qualifications

At the point of submitting your application, you must have listed all your qualifications at that time. If you have omitted any qualifications, there may be a delay in processing your application. We do allow 7 days from submitting your application for you to forward missing documents by email to dumfries-admissions@glasgow.ac.uk  

Personal Statement, Experience and Reference

Applicants who meet or have the potential to meet the academic entry requirements will be considered for a place on the programme and their personal statement and reference will be reviewed.

Applicants should use the personal statement to demonstrate their suitability to complete the degree and to highlight what they wish to achieve with completion of this programme.

Relevant experience of working with children and young people should also be noted.

Interview

Interviews will be held from March and invitations will be sent out shortly after the application is received. Please note that we will be unable to provide feedback to applicants who are unsuccessful at application stage.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

PTE (Academic or Academic Online)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months, combined scores from 2 tests sat within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Undergraduate degree from English speaking country (including Canada if taught in English)
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from English speaking country
  • Undergraduate 2+2 TNE degree taught in English in non-English speaking country
  • Masters degree from English speaking country
  • Masters degree (equivalent on NARIC to UK masters degree) taught in English in non-English speaking country.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.

How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

Documents

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: Please provide one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.

Interview

If your application is successful you will be invited for interview. If you would like further information please enquire online.

Application deadlines

September 2022

  • International & EU applicants: 25 July 2022
  • UK applicants: 31 August 2022
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