Entry requirements

You are expected to have at least a second class honours degree from a recognised UK or overseas university.

Additional requirement information

The degree should have an education or social science (sociology, education studies, psychology) component to ensure some working knowledge of the field.

If you do not have an honours degree you will need to have appropriate professional work experience, combined with evidence of capacity to study at master’s level.

You will be asked to attend an informal interview prior to acceptance.

Months of entry


Course content

Through critical thinking, students on this master’s degree will explore the relationship between learning environments and wider societal and cultural influences. The programme takes a broad approach to education including informal and formal education settings: including schools, early years and children and young people’s settings.

You will have the opportunity to study in a stimulating research-informed environment, taught by lecturers who are experts in their field.

The course is broad in its theoretical scope. Drawing on cross-cultural and global perspectives, you will have the opportunity, in theory and in practice, to critically reflect on your own working practices, framed within broader social, cultural and political circumstances.

Modules include exploring social justice and education issues including:

  • Children’s rights and citizenship;
  • Language literacies and culture;
  • Education and inequality;
  • Inclusion/Inclusive Education and SEN/D
  • Social class, culture and ideology.

The Education, Culture and Society degree has been specially designed for professionals working in education-related fields, for example: teachers; youth workers; those working in the public sector with families and children; and non-government organisations in both UK and abroad.

The programme is equally suitable for those who wish to dedicate time to either changing the focus of their career, or who are considering a career in academia.

With both full and part-time modes of study, the programme is suitable to those who wish to complete the course in one year and those who wish to combine studying with work over two years.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8240 2394