World-class Postgraduate Degrees in the areas of Education and Sport – apply now

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With a world-class Masters from the University of Edinburgh you will gain the skills and knowledge for the next step in your career – creating the solutions to local and world problems in the fields of education and sport.

Why Moray House School of Education and Sport?

Moray House School of Education and Sport has been making a major contribution and impact on the fields of education and sport both in Scotland and worldwide for almost 200 years. In that time, our staff, students and alumni have influenced and transformed learning and teaching and wider educational policy in the UK and beyond.

The School offers a portfolio of world-class postgraduate taught degrees in the areas of Education and Sport, including across education policy, child psychology, language education, international development, sport policy, performance coaching and psychology and many other areas.

Moray House ranks in the top 10 in the UK in a number of rankings for education and sport-related studies.

  • Scotland’s top-ranked institution for research breadth and quality in education and sport. The REF 2021 classifies nearly 90% of our sport research and 80% of our education research as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’.
  • 1st in Scotland for Education and Sport*
  • 6th in the UK for Sport-related subjects*
  • 4th in the UK and 13th in the world for Education and Training*
  • 3rd in Education and 7th in Sport Science in the UK**

We attract 1000+ postgraduate students each year representing over 30 countries which allows for a culturally diverse learning experience within a community of 300 academic and professional staff.

Our academic staff are internationally renowned for their theory-informed applied research and for the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Why Study at the University of Edinburgh?

  • World-leading university: Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities.
  • The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50 and placed 22nd in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.
  • Our graduates are ranked 25th in the world by employers***.
  • Ranked in the world’s 16th best student city, Edinburgh is a compact city with excellent transport links, which makes it easy to get around and to travel to other parts of Scotland.****
  • Social responsibility and sustainability: We have a progressive climate strategy and are on track to be carbon neutral by 2040.
  • Lifelong community: join a community of more than 200,000 people. As an Edinburgh graduate, you will have the opportunity to stay involved with the University and with fellow graduates.
  • Edinburgh University Student’s Association has more than 320 societies covering a diverse range of interests.
  • Edinburgh Sports Union has 64 sports clubs in which to get involved.

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* QS World Rankings by Subject 2023

**2022 Times Good University Guide

***QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

****QS Student Cities 2024

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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