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Modern Studies Association

Welcome to the Modern Studies Association website.

The Modern Studies Association is the professional body for Modern Studies teachers in Scotland.

National Conference 2017

Bookings are now being taken for this year's National Conference.

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The National Conference, organised by the Modern Studies Association (MSA) is a chance for Modern Studies teachers to network, observe expert presentations and participate in seminars.

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This year's Modern Studies Association (MSA) National Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow's Queen Margaret Union on November 4th. It will take place between 10:25am and 3:30pm.

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How to book

Booking your tickets could not be easier. Simply log in to the Members' Area and follow the instructions. Booking before 15th September entitles you to the £50 'Early Bird' ticket. The regular price is £70.

What we do

The MSA helps Modern Studies teachers in several ways.

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National Conference

National Conference takes place each year, allowing Modern Studies teachers to network and participate in an excellent CPD opportunity.

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The MSA regularly leads consultations and surveys, aimed at gathering views from Modern Studies teachers.

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Liaising with the SQA

The MSA takes the views of Modern Studies teachers to the SQA, ensuring that views are heard.

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MSET Awards

The Modern Studies Educational Trust (MSET) rewards the best performing Modern Studies pupils each year.

Our latest updates

The latest news from the Modern Studies Association.

1st September 2017 1 comments

Survey on 2017 Modern Studies exams

The Modern Studies Association invites Modern Studies teachers across Scotland to participate in our survey of how practitioners feel about the recent diet of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) exams. The survey is open to both members and non-members, and can be completed below. Please be aware that all survey sections are optional to allow those […]

31st August 2017 No Comments

Record membership for the MSA

The Modern Studies Association (MSA) is proud to announce that as of today (31 August), we have surpassed what was our highest membership level on record. As of this update’s publication, the MSA has over 450 members – all of whom are current Modern Studies Teachers, working in schools the length and breadth of Scotland. […]

Confessions of a Probationer
26th August 2017 No Comments

Confessions of a Probationer: Helpful advice and tips

Having gotten my first week of ‘real’ teaching out of the way and under my belt, I felt it best to share some advice that upcoming Modern Studies probationers might find useful. Pre-Summer: Visit your school before the start of the Summer holidays and find out what topics each of your classes will look at, […]