Enhanced Educational Practice

Course contact

Dr Stephen Day
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)


  • Off Campus

Start date(s)

  • September intake

The MEd Enhanced Educational Practice is an innovative, flexible, modular programme tailored to the needs of the individual student. Using practical, task-oriented material and activities, a strong emphasis is placed on research to encourage sound critical reflection.

The programme is ideally suited to people working within education and lifelong learning or working in the wider childcare, healthcare and social work sectors. It is aligned with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) Standard for Career-long Professional Learning and teachers can use modules studied as part of this course towards their GTCS professional updating portfolio. It is practice-based and students are required to have on-going access to opportunities within their professional context, to reflect upon and inquire into practice, throughout the duration of the course.

MEd EEP Programme  

Applicants must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters programmes offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. 

Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study. 

English Language Requirements 
Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

The course will broaden and enhance your understanding of important concepts, theories and debates in education, and encourage you to think critically about these matters. It will also enable you to reflect on your own professional practice in a more informed way, and will foster critical awareness of educational methodology to enable you to evaluate the methods used in educational research, and apply critical awareness within your own research. 

The Certificate comprises a core module in the area of critical self-evaluation and development and a choice of two modules relevant to the students’ professional context from an approved list. 

The Diploma phase consists of a core module in research methods and a choice of two optional modules which should relate to the participant’s working life.

The Masters phase comprises a dissertation in consultation with the course leader.