Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:2 ideally in a relevant subject e.g. Education, Social Policy, Childhood, Community Development, Health or International Studies
or
  • to be able to demonstrate a comparable academic standard through past studies and/or relevant work experience, along with a genuine passion and interest in the critical study of education in its broadest sense

plus

  • GCSE English or equivalent

Additional information

  • IELTS 6.5 level (minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent
  • Those holding qualifications deemed equivalent to respective parts of the MA may be permitted to enter with exemptions

Months of entry

October

Course content

This MA covers social justice, democracy and participation, it involves critical multi-disciplinary study and deepens your understanding of education in a global context.
  • Ideal for those with a professional and personal interest in education whether you are already in practice or aspiring to develop a career in education
  • 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 and globalisation in education
  • Enjoy the rich environment created by a diverse breadth of learners

The MA Education critically examines the purpose of education, its social and cultural impact and the implications of democracy and educational governance. You will learn to question accepted theory and policy, view education from a global perspective and explore key issues such as inclusion and accessibility.

Taught by experienced academics with backgrounds in teacher education, higher and further education, specialist provision, nursing and social work, the programme provides a rich, stimulating and relevant learning experience. As well as recent graduates looking to take their understanding to the next level and, perhaps, embark on a career in research and academia, the programme will appeal to experienced practitioners. Applicants may come from a standard education setting, further education, community arts, education welfare, prison education or other informal settings.

The programme is expected to attract education professionals at all levels thus giving students the opportunity to learn from each other as well as academic staff and visiting guest speakers.

The programme will enable you to enrich and develop essential skills for career progression. You will explore your own values and principles regarding education and educational discourses and practices and will investigate how education facilitates opportunity.

Led by staff with significant practical experience of education systems in Nepal, Thailand and Brazil, you will explore education in an international context. This will enable you to build a global view of education, enhancing your existing knowledge and experience with new concepts and theories, grounded in research.

Available full-time or part-time, the programme is flexible enough to fit around existing commitments. Module content and assessments are flexibly designed to cater for new graduates and those facing workplace experiences and challenges. The dissertation module enables you to specialise in your specific area of interest, with those in employment able to focus on a topic applicable to their current role.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6900

Please see the LJMU website for details.

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

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
01512315090