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What will I learn?

This programme provides the broad preparation needed for work in education policy. The teaching methods emphasise dealing with applied issues and facilitate your development as a critical thinker through engaging with real life issues.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This interdisciplinary programme draws on sociology, political science, and economics to provide you with a rigorous and broad grounding in theory for studying education as a vital component of public policy.
  • This academic programme places joint emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, which are reinforced through application to real policy issues under the guidance of experienced tutors.
  • The teaching and assessment methods emphasise working critically with complex arguments. This will prepare you for the normative judgements required by decision makers once the limits of positive analysis have been reached.
  • This programme was developed by the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change to address the increasingly wider range of contemporary challenges in education policy, particularly public policy aims relating to equity, health, social policy and the economy.
  • You will explore how equity in education influences equity in society and vice versa. Educational disadvantage and inequity do not exist in isolation from other forms of disadvantage. Therefore, the programme critically analyses the ability of education policy to influence wider social issues.
  • The programme builds on an international tradition of postgraduate programmes studying education policy and reinterprets this through an integrated focus on equity.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Employment: Past Graduates have found employment across the globe; they are working as administrators, lecturers, and researchers in Higher Education; as teachers, of all subjects, in primary and secondary schools; as advisors in education and policy making relating to a variety of topics, including privatisation, marketability, sustainability; and there are those who are developing their own initiatives utilising the skills they gained in this programme.

Opportunity: Education is increasingly part of a broader spectrum of public policy issues relating to health, social policy, and the economy. Experience in this growing field, particularly as it relates to an ever-widening range of objectives and policy discourse on an international scope will be invaluable. This programme is designed to provide individuals with that necessary skillset and international outlook.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,650.00 (US$ 24,717) per year
International applicants are required to pay a deposit of £1000 when an offer is made. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in education, social sciences, business, law, public administration, or a related subject. IELTS: 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0 and TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome): 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer

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