You will study the role of education within society and the nature of learning within the primary curriculum, and you will choose a course of study for a period of two years from the School of Social & Political Sciences: Sociology, Politics, or Social & Public Policy.
If you intend to follow the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education, the University’s School of Education offers you the opportunity to study Theology.
Your studies will build on the knowledge and skills gleaned in year 1 of the MEduc, following a similar pattern of courses but offering different learning contexts and new challenges.
You will expand upon your understanding of teaching and its connection with theory, your knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum and your ability to reflect and improve on your own practice. You will also begin to enquire systematically into your own practice and choose an area of study from a number of electives.
You will develop and link the ideas of how education impacts on society, what the most effective practices within the classroom are, and how you can enquire into your own teaching and improve it by using evidence-based approaches. You will be able to take another elective in this year.
You will continue to develop your understanding of teaching and learning in an area interest. You will also undertake a research course which will develop your approaches to evidence based research which will support you in undertaking the dissertation element of this year's study. Once successfully completed you will qualify with the MEduc.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAABB (by end S6 with min ABBB after S5) including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at B.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at B. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
Entry subject to interview.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
4Q21/4Q22 (inc Catholic Education)
College of Social Sciences
School of Education