A Bachelor's degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree i.e. Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology) is required at 2:1 or above (or international equivalent).
Applicants without a 2:1 or a degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree as above) are welcome to apply, but should have a degree and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience post degree, in an education-focused setting.
Months of entry
The MA Education (Social Justice) pathway is designed for those who want to tackle the urgent issues that challenge education systems across the globe, including inequity, marginalisation, exclusion and displacement.
On the MA Education (Social Justice) pathway, you will engage with cutting-edge research and explore key sociological, philosophical and political debates pertaining to power, equity and citizenship, including: cosmopolitanism, globalisation, human rights, migration, displacement, racism, xenophobia, structural inequity, and alternative forms of education as a form of agency, activism and resistance.
The MA Education (Social Justice) pathway has close links with the research-active Department of Education and Social Justice and you can expect high quality teaching from leading experts in policy analysis, critical theory and impacting social change.
This pathway attracts a diversity of students from a broad range of education-focused disciplinary backgrounds. These include those who are teachers, education leaders, policy makers, social workers, youth and community support workers, those working in NGOs and in the justice system, and graduates of social science programmes more broadly, who wish to pursue a career in social justice and make an impact in society.International students
The MA Education (Social Justice) pathway welcomes applications from international students.
The University of Birmingham, which has over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries, provides support throughout the course for those that are new to, or less experienced in, studying in a UK context.
If you would like further information about studying in Birmingham, then you can visit our international students webpage.
MA Education pathways
You may also be interested in the following programmes:
- MA Education (Comparative and International Perspectives)
- MA Education (Inclusion and Disability)
- MA Education (Leadership)
- MA Education
Please note that like most Masters programmes, this programme does not confer qualified teacher status (QTS).
Information for international students
Standard English language requirements apply. Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
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