The University of Edinburgh
Learning in Communities MA (Hons)
The University of Edinburgh

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 80 graduates of Learning in Communities MA (Hons) and other courses in Education and Teaching at The University of Edinburgh for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Education and Teaching.

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
80 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Education and Teaching

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Education and Teaching at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £27000 £32000
25-75 percentile range £28000 - £33000 £25000 - £27500 £28500 - £34500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Education and Teaching

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22820 £18460 £20799
25-75 percentile range £17528 - £26934 £13130 - £23882 £14555 - £27277

Course Description

Do you want to work alongside young people and adults in communities?

Do you have a desire to help communities reach their full potential and promote social justice?

This new programme offers an excellent route into the empowering profession of Community Learning and Development (CLD).

Our degree produces practitioners who are:

  • professionally competent
  • ethically informed
  • critical and reflective

Our graduates go on to work in CLD roles in several areas, including:

  • community-based adult learning
  • youth work
  • criminal justice
  • community capacity building
  • community development

Our approach

When studying with us, you will:

  • gain a well-rounded grounding in education and the social sciences
  • learn different educational concepts and approaches in your practice
  • get professional practice experience through work-based learning placements
  • develop the skills to help people build vibrant communities and work towards social justice
  • build your understanding of the relationship between theory, policy and practice

Why Edinburgh?

Moray House School of Education and Sport has been making a contribution to the field of education for almost 200 years.

The School has included community learning and development since 1961. Our degree builds on this extensive expertise.

We have tailored our programme specifically to the needs of those who want to enter this sector of education.

Our staff have extensive knowledge and experience of fieldwork and research in a range of CLD settings.

As a professionally approved degree, our degree will prepare you well for employment.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Learning in Communities MA (Hons) at The University of Edinburgh

45% Information Technology Professionals
20% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Sales occupations
10% Finance Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Education and Teaching

Qualification requirements

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

We welcome applications from mature students and accept a range of qualifications. If you are unable meet our minimum entry requirements for mature students, for example your qualifications are more than three years old, we may consider your application if you are able to provide substantial and relevant evidence that you have the potential to succeed on this degree. More information is available on the University of Edinburgh website. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Total 65 with at least 5.5 in each component.

TOEFL (iBT) 92

Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

Cambridge English Advanced

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Cambridge English Proficiency

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Trinity ISE

ISE II with distinctions in all four components

PTE Academic 62

Total 62 with at least 54 in each component

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Total 65 with at least 5.5 in each component.

TOEFL (iBT) 92

Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

Cambridge English Advanced

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Cambridge English Proficiency

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Trinity ISE

ISE II with distinctions in all four components

PTE Academic 62

Total 62 with at least 54 in each component

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Learning in Communities, MA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Learning in Communities MA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £26500 year 1
International £26500 year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees.

EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees.

Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Edinburgh in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Edinburgh in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #1 
    • #40 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #4 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #6 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

See all 40 university rankings of The University of Edinburgh

About The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.

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