Taught course

Education and Social Justice

Lancaster University · Educational Research

Entry requirements

An upper-second class honours degree from a British university or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Education and Social Justice is a course with a strong research ethos. It will be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain research expertise as well as develop knowledge of social justice issues. Such research experience will be particularly useful for students who wish to learn how to intervene in education systems to promote social justice, and for those who wish to develop research-led policy agendas in their own institutions.

The programme provides a thorough introduction to issues in social justice research, a solid grounding in research methods and writing skills, and extended opportunities from early in the programme to work with an expert academic supervisor. It is a course intended primarily for working professionals worldwide with a strong interest in social justice and education. Students and tutors work together entirely online to explore a range of social justice issues.

Information for international students

Applicants will need to have an acceptable fluency in written and spoken English. For students whose first language is not English, an English Language Test Certificate will be required, that is, IELTS Academic with an overall score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 for reading and writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,540 per year
International students
£16,120 pe ryear

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Jo Dickinson
+44 (0)1524 593189