Taught course

Disability Studies and Philosophy of Education

Liverpool Hope University · Education Faculty

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA Disability Studies and Philosophy of Education programme is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The programme aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the key theories, concepts and ideas in education.

This programme is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Masters provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.

By studying at Liverpool Hope University, you will be joining an academic community with a strong record in educational research. You will study in a supportive learning environment and be encouraged to develop your own research profile.

The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits, including a dissertation. The curriculum is constructed from 60-credit ‘Blocks’ of provision, from which students will choose two of the combinations permitted. Each 60-credit Block comprises either two 30-credit or four 15-credit modules.

Disability Studies block

Critical Disability Theory (30 credits)

Modelling Disability (30 credits

Philosophy in Education block

Core Philosophers of Education (15 credits)

Philosophical Methods (15 credits)

Moral Development Theory (15 credits)

Critical and Radical Pedagogies (15 credits)

Information for international students

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit our website.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 151 291 3111