Taught course

Education (Social Justice)

University of Bedfordshire · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

This course aims to develop your professional knowledge and understanding in specific areas related to education and welfare, with a particular focus on social justice. It opens the way to a varied range of career or career-progression paths.

This Master’s is suitable for new graduates as well as education professionals from organisations including schools, government agencies, the lifelong learning sector and universities.

You explore current policy and practice around social justice, and how these affect the lives of disadvantaged children and young people as well as poor and marginalised groups and communities.

Areas of study include policy analysis; citizenship and welfare in the 21st century; education and social justice. You also gain valuable skills in research methods and put them into practice in your final dissertation.

Why choose this course?

  • Develop your understanding of the academic ideas, key issues and research findings underpinning education and social justice
  • Explore sociological and philosophical perspectives surrounding social justice in relation to education
  • Undertake primary research that informs your current practice as well as acquiring the necessary research skills to engage in future research
  • Explore the challenges of changing global political, social and economic landscapes, and how they impact nationally, locally and in your own work setting
  • Put theory into evidence-based practice in work-based settings
  • Benefit from the course’s strong employability focus and its links with related education and social work institutions
  • Experience visits to schools and educational organisations

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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