The MSc Education (with pathways) aims to develop highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals with the capacity to function at an advanced level and lead enhancement projects within educational workplaces/environments. This Masters’ course enables you to build on your existing knowledge and skills and to develop both academically, personally and professionally preparing you for and designed to give you the edge in your career.

The course allows for the following bracketed awards (pathways):

  • MSc Education (Early Years)
  • MSc Education (Inclusion)
  • MSc Education (Leadership)

Students can also exit with a non-pathway specific award (MSc Education).

Study Details:

MSc: 1 year full-time

Module Details:


Stage 1 – PgCert

  • Inclusive Enquiry (20 credits)
  • Inclusive Practice (20 credits)
  • Leadership – Vision and Values (20 credits)
  • Participation and Children’s Rights (20 credits)

Stage 2 – PgDip

  • Educational Research (20 credits)
  • Early Years Pedagogy (20 credits)
  • Leadership – Qualities and Skills (20 credits)
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (20 credits)




Stage 3 – Masters’ Dissertation

  • Dissertation (60 credits)



Student Destinations

Studying MSc Education in the UWS School of Education, one of the highest ranking education departments in the UK (2nd out of 82 in the 2019 Good University Guide) can open doors to a wide range of professional opportunities including leadership roles, curriculum and policy development, consultation, and research.

The array of career options available to graduates makes the UWS MSc Education an excellent degree choice and great investment.

Students who successfully complete the MSc Education will have a solid foundation from which to continue with research in education (MRes, MPhil, PhD or DProf).


Scottish and EU £5,500 per year of study. English, Northern Irish and Welsh £5,500 per year of study. Channel Islands and Isle of Man £5,500 per year of study. International (Non-EU) £10,600 per year of study

Entry Requirements

You must have a teaching qualification, or Early Years equivalent qualification, or a first degree in the broad area of education or a first degree in another discipline but with substantial content relating to education.

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