Taught course

Education

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants must have:

  • a first degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Consideration will be given to students with lower level qualifications who have equivalent professional experience.
  • For speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is aimed at students wanting to develop their capacity to critically analyse education policy, practice and discourse. Drawing on the foundation disciplines of History, Philosophy and Sociology, it will offer you the opportunity to draw upon your studies and experience to offer solutions to 'real-world' educational problems.

This programme will be of interest to those keen to examine existing and alternative forms of Education within the context of social justice. We will examine recent writing, debates and media to discuss and evaluate current theory and research in selected areas of education policy. You will learn how to translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion and writing into a detailed analysis of education policy and practice and consider how this impacts on under-represented or marginalised groups. By the end of the MA, you will have developed the skills and the tools to be able to critically interrogate theoretical and policy debates concerning social and cultural change and assess their implications for creating an education system that is genuinely fair and works for all.

The programme is offered on a full or part-time basis on campus with some online learning.

Core modules

  • Education, Policy and Society
  • Researching Education
  • Dissertation

You will also need to choose four optional modules.

Please note that like most Masters programmes, this programme does not confer qualified teacher status (QTS).

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Reza Gholami
Email
maeducation@contacts.bham.ac.uk