University of Strathclyde Faculty of Education

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Faculty Logo

The Faculty Of Education is one of the 5 faculties which make up The University of Strathclyde. in Glasgow, Scotland. The Faculty itself is split up into the a number of Educational Departments which offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


David Stow Building

The department was formed in early 1992 when the Jordanhill College of education (the first centre in Europe to train teachers[1]) made the decision to merge with the university in order to create a new department; The new Faculty, which came into being on 1 April 1993, has a history in the field of training new teachers and more recently, in the education of professionals in the arts, community education, physical education, sport and outdoor education, social work and speech and language therapy.

Its Jordanhill campus houses the largest education research library in Scotland. There are two student residences on campus. Other facilities include a bank, two shops, a refectory, coffee shops and a student club. [1] The University of Strathclyde plan to close the Jordanhill campus in 2012, and move the faculty into Glasgow City Centre onto the John Anderson Campus, which it The University's main location.


  • Childhood & Primary studies
  • Aesthetic and creative studies
  • Curricular Studies
  • Education & Professional studies
  • Glasgow school of social work
  • Culture, sports and the Arts

Undergraduate Courses[edit]

  • BA (Hons) in Applied Music
  • BA (Hons) in Community Arts
  • BA (Hons) in Community Education
  • BA in Childhood Practice (p/t)
  • BA in Education and Social Services
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport and Physical Activity
  • BA (Hons) in Social Work
  • BA (Hons) in Social Work (including Residential Child Care Option)
  • BEd (Hons) in Primary Education
  • BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Pathology [2]

Postgraduate Courses[edit]

  • ATQ in Secondary Education
  • EdD - Doctor of Education
  • MEd - Master of Education
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) PGDE(P)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) PGDE(S)
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Adult Guidance
  • PgC/PgD in Advanced Academic Studies
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Advanced Professional Studies
  • MSc in Advanced Residential Childcare
  • MSc/PgD in Applied Educational Research
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Autism
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Careers Guidance and Development
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Chartered Teacher Studies
  • MSc/PgD in Community Care
  • PgC in Community Education
  • PgC in Counselling Skills
  • MSc/PgD in Counselling
  • PgC in Design and Technology Education
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Early Childhood Studies
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Educational Support
  • PgD/PgC in Enterprise in Education
  • PgC in Educational Computing
  • MSc/PgD in Equality and Discrimination
  • PgC in Maths Recovery
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Management and Leadership in Education
  • PgD/PgC in Person-Centred Counselling (Athens)
  • MSc/PgD/PgC in Play Therapy
  • MSc/PgC/D in Safety & Risk Management
  • PgD in School Leadership and Management (SQH)
  • PgC/PgD/MSc in Social Work Management
  • MSc/PgD in Social Work [2]


The department takes part in ongoing research by assisting staff and students in the various research areas and also by making sure they have been fully trained. The university has a very large library.[citation needed]

Students in the department may get the chance to take part in an international Student exchange program which means they will be travelling to another university in Europe. This is due to the department supporting the studying of students in other countries throughout the world.

National Centre for Autism Studies[edit]

The Faculty is home to the National Centre For Autism studies which was established in 2003. The NCAS comprises three strandse in relation to autism - research, practice and teaching - with a multi-disciplinary staff and visiting professors. [3]

Childhood and Families[edit]

The centre for Childhood and Families Research has been operating in the university since 1999. Its motto is:

"To enhance the quality of childhood and family experience by working in partnership with parents, professionals and policy makers in order to extend understanding of learning and development in families, communities and children's services." [4]

Department Rankings[edit]

The Faculty of Education ranks in the top 5 in Scotland and in the top 20 in the UK.[5]

Faculty Activities[edit]

Staff from the Departments which make up the faculty are involved in the teaching of instructional courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as in personal research and in the supervision of students undertaking higher degrees. Another major activity is the provision of short courses designed for qualified teachers and other professionals which graduate from the department.


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°53′05″N 4°20′24″W / 55.884594°N 4.340046°W / 55.884594; -4.340046