Taught course

Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies (Online distance learning)

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

Entry requirements

  • We normally require a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above in an appropriate subject (such as education studies, early childhood studies, sociology, politics), or an equivalent qualification.
  • You should currently be working in education and have a postgraduate qualification within the last 5 years and a GCSE C in English or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

The children’s workforce needs innovative and creative leaders who are confident to work with diverse communities to promote social justice. This programme builds on the diversity of London as a global city to empower you to transform conceptions of practice with children and young people, and to lead innovation in a changing world.

In increasingly diverse societies it is essential that professionals have confidence in engaging with all forms of diversity and the skills to promote social justice. You will begin to think about childhood and education through the lens of ‘diverse societies’ which means you can learn through a comparative approach, and also develop your understanding of the diversity within societies.

You will be enabled to develop a critical and nuanced understanding of how childhood and education are constructed and experienced differently, reflecting the importance of context and the intersectional identities of individuals. You will have the opportunity to apply cutting edge theoretical and research-informed knowledge to your employment, if you already work in the sector or to voluntary experience, if you are not in relevant employment.

This course is ideal for graduates with an interest in working with children and families in the community, or taking a role within formal education.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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