Taught course

Education and Social Justice

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree:

  • An undergraduate degree (lower second-class level or above).

International requirements:

  • IELTS: Non-UK students will be required to possess certification of English at IELTS 6.5 level (minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent qualification. Applicants who have studied and successfully passed a UK-based degree within the previous 24 months are exempt from such requirements.
  • We welcome international students with relevant qualifications.

Extra Requirements:

  • RPL: Candidates already holding a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or other M-level qualifications deemed by the Programme Leaders to be equivalent to respective parts of the MA programme maybe permitted to enter with exemptions, subject to the University's regulations and Advanced Standing in Postgraduate Awards and with the approval of the University Recognition Group. The Recognition of Prior Education and Learning (RP-EL) system will be explained if required.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is ideal for educators, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and leaders from educational settings, community and voluntary organisations, and policy sector as well as for current undergraduate students.

This course is available to study full-time and part-time.

The MA Education and Social Justice programme at Liverpool John Moores University is ideal if you are passionate about developing knowledge, understanding and skills to address issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. It is ideal for educators, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and leaders from educational settings, community and voluntary organisations, and policy sector as well as for current undergraduate students.

A key focus of this programme is to equip students with requisite knowledge, skills, and strategies to tackle challenges in meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals. You will learn to question accepted theory and policy, view education from a global perspective and explore key issues such as equity, inclusion and accessibility. This programme involves critical multi-disciplinary study and deepens your understanding of education in a local and global context. We welcome UK and international students.

Please note this MA does not provide Qualified Teacher Status.

The programme offers you an opportunity to:

  • Critically explore educational issues at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration trajectories
  • Critically interrogate education policy, discourse and practice in a supportive and stretching learning community
  • Explore and analyse social, political, historical, philosophical, and cultural issues in education.
  • Focus on social justice practice, ethical global pedagogies, education for sustainability, and critical global citizenship education.
  • Enjoy and contribute to the rich environment created by a diverse breadth of learners

What our students have to say about this course

"Building on my professional experience I applied to the course with a desire to develop and deepen my knowledge within the education field, challenge my thinking and undertake research within the SEND field.

Highlights of the course included being able to interact with other educational professionals and the quality and depth of knowledge of each lecturer. It was challenging, thought provoking and valuable to talk through issues and factors relating to education across the world and within the local community that I worked.

Undertaking the MA has been of great value as led me to undertake my Doctor of Education at LJMU and continue my growth professionally; with an aim to produce impactful research. The course was challenging but has benefited me both personally and professionally and I would recommend it to all who want to continue to progress their career." Heidi Smith, graduate

Information for international students

View country specific entry requirements

Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090