Taught course

Ethics of Education

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Normally an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Appropriate accredited modules completed as part of other masters degrees (or their recognised equivalent) are taken into consideration in judging which elements, if any, need not be completed. Prior learning will also be accredited as appropriate. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This pathway offers a practical course in the theory and application of education ethics. It is suitable for students with no prior background in philosophical study and includes specially designed module options and a dissertation project on issues of your choice.

Modules

Children and Students

  • Personal relationships
  • Academic values
  • Confidentiality
  • Teachers and students
  • Assessment and competitions

Ethical Issues in Educational Research

  • Information and consent
  • Consent by children
  • Gatekeepers in schools
  • Privacy
  • Confidentiality
  • Participants as surrogates
  • Insider research
  • Costs and benefits: the justification of educational research
  • Children and students as research participants
  • Inspection data sponsor control and intellectual freedom
  • Ownership of data
  • The public right to know and the voluntariness of participation

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
0044 (0)1273 644644