Taught course

Education (Knowledge, Power and Politics)

Institution
University of Cambridge · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

How are education systems around the world governed, with what kind of knowledge's in what kinds of place? This MPhil in Knowledge Power and Politics explores these profoundly important questions and the nature of the consequences for social justice.

Students joining this course will:

  • benefit from teaching by internationally renowned Faculty staff who are actively involved in cutting-edge research and policy advice in the area of knowledge production in the contemporary global world of education, its political nature, diverse settings and issues of social justice;
  • closely engage with the work of the Faculty’s Education, Culture, Politics and Global Justice research cluster;
  • join a select group of no more than 25 to 30 students per year;
  • experience a teaching approach that promotes active, participatory, inclusive and research-oriented pedagogy;
  • enjoy personalised support and mentoring through one-to-one supervision;
  • connect with a friendly and vibrant community from across the world;
  • benefit from access to research groups and networks across the University of Cambridge; and
  • develop skills for employability across a range of organisations concerned with research, policy and practice.

The MPhil is offered by the Faculty of Education as a full-time period of research and introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are to:

  • examine the theoretical frameworks used in the study of education and its constituent disciplines;
  • provide training in research methods appropriate to education;
  • advance students’ capacity for professional reflection and judgment;
  • cater to a range of specialists interested within the field of education or one of its constituent disciplines.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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graduate@educ.cam.ac.uk