Master of Education

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36 months


12 March 2020


Distance Learning with optional workshops in the UAE


Monthly Fee: $750**
Full Fee: $16,500*
(+VAT, if applicable)
(*Exclusive Stafford Grant)

The Master of Education course is essential for all teachers and education professionals who wish to enhance their experience in the field of learning, and improve career prospects in Teaching, Education management or Education administration. Students will engage with advanced level educational theory and develop the skills to reflect critically upon their own teaching styles and practices, as well as on current educational issues and debates.

This Masters degree is fully recognised by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) as a professional learning course for leaders, and is also recognised by the International Baccalaureate as meeting the professional development requirements of the:

  • IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research
  • IB Certificate in Leadership Practice
  • IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research

The Masters Degree in Education is a three yearcourse at the normal study route but can be tailored to suit individual experience, needs and interests. An accelerated study route is available where the MEd can be completed in 20 months,with an additional commitment to the required number of study hours per week. This degree is taught via the University of Dundee's online learning environment, combined with academic support at optional teaching workshops in the UAE.

There are both workplace-based and non-workplace-based routes available for the MEd degree, so candidates don't have to be currently employed in an educational setting before applying.

Flexible degree pathways

This Education Masters Degree provides flexible entry and exit routes ata Postgraduate Certificate in Education, PG Diploma in Education and at the Masters Levels for the Leading, Learning and Teaching award. These MEd award pathways aim to build on your initial training and professionalism developed through work experience.

The other Masters in Education pathway specialisations available are;

  • Master of Education Inclusive Education
  • Master of Education Nursery and Early Education
  • Master of Education International Education
  • Master of Education Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Core Teaching Modules covered on the MEd programme include:

Optional Teaching Modules covered on the programme include:

**These options are required for the named awards

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The Masters in Education programme is designed to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, attributes and professional values necessary to enhance international teaching practices, and builds upon competences developed through experience. Participants in the programme learn a framework that enables critical self-reflection and analysis of both their professional development and the current teaching practices of their institution. The MEd has evolved from previous Masters level programmes and continues to develop and improve based on changes in the field of Education, to meet the needs of teachers and educators worldwide.

The teaching and learning approaches are designed to meet the needs of professionals who are mainly in full time employment. All teaching modules are delivered by distance learning and supported by the University of Dundee online learning environment, making for a flexible MEd course that can be learnt anywhere and anytime.

A strong learning community to support the teachers and educators in their studies throughout the programme is supplemented by individual study support via;

  • Online study via the University of Dundee virtual learning environment
  • Study guides & Online materials - discussion boards, academic activities, core materials etc.
  • Individual Supervision
  • Peer learning and discussion
  • Optional UAE workshops: Induction Workshop & Mapping your Research workshop held by fly-in UK university faculty

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The Master of Education degree is characterised by a path progression through a PGCE, a PG Dip to a Masters degree, with entry and exit points at each level.

Recognition for prior learning (RPL) is available for this course. Claims for RPL must match to existing modules on the course with equivalent content. Please speak to your personal Stafford consultant about RPL.

There are both workplace-based and non-workplace-based routes for this teaching course, so you don't have to be currently employed in an educational setting before applying.

Workplace based Masters in Education route:

  • Professionals who currently work in an educational setting, and wish to enhance their professional learning and improve career progression prospects.
  • Must have an undergraduate degree (any discipline).
  • If your undergraduate degree was not taught in English, the English Language Requirement is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Non-Workplace based Masters in Education route:

  • Professionals who have previous work experience (not necessarily current) in an educational setting.
  • Must be a graduate (any discipline).
  • If your undergraduate degree was not taught in English, the English Language Requirement is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

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Career Path

A majority of students studying for this UK Masters in Education degree are already in full time employment. In addition, a number of students either already hold senior management positions or have moved into senior management positions during their time studying this course.

Engaging with the MEd degree programme allows students to influence their own Professional Learning journeys and take control of their own Continuing Professional Development. By exploring and examining educational issues to develop new ways of thinking and understanding, students will gain the knowledge and skills to lead learning and teaching in their respective educational setting. As a result, teachers and educators can greatly enhance their prospects in pursuing a teaching or management career in public, private or international educational institutions anywhere in the world.

Academic Progression

  • Doctorate of Education

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** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan