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. 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, September

Course content

Course overview

Assessing and understanding community needs to provide modes of delivery and educational content that improves levels of attainment and life chances, is the structural and thematic rationale of our course. This perspective is developed in two related areas: nationally, motivated by the increasing independence of schools; and internationally, particularly in developing countries, motivated by globalisation.

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).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services