Taught course

Education in Society

University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates and non-graduates with professional experience. A minimum of a 2:2 honours is required, where a degree is held. Non-graduates will be invited for interview.

Applicants will normally be employed in the education sector or involved in work that may be considered broadly educational. It is possible for applicants who are not in work to undertake the course.

Months of entry

January, May, October

Course content

Course overview

What does education claim to do? What does it really do? And who does it do it for?

Education does not occur outside a context. Understanding, supporting and achieving educational outcomes requires working within specific contextual circumstances, be this in relation to early years provision in China, the teaching of mathematics in a primary school in Salford, or the development of literacy skills for inmates in UK prisons.

Why Study Education in Society with us?

This course will be delivered through blended learning, with each module designed and delivered by educational specialists. While this allows necessary variation between modules, in terms of specific assessment tasks and forms of knowledge, each blended learning module will have the following common characteristics:

  • A clear outline of the module content, form of delivery, and online content, including key research papers and assessment task
  • A guide to accessing module content
  • A variety of modes of content delivery, including digital materials, such as online seminars and video clips of documentaries
  • Routine online support from the module tutor.

How will I be taught?

Teaching and assessment takes place in an exciting range of forms, which are designed to stimulate and best support your learning, and include podcasts, presentations, journals, interviews, written assignments, seminars and tutorials.

Contact hours are: 18 hours (20-credit module); 36 hours (40-credit module); or 10 hours (60-credit module).

Recommended workload hours are: 182 hours (20-credit module); 364 hours (40-credit module); or 590 hours (60-credit module).

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a palette of standardised assessment modes as determined by our module leaders.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services