Taught course

Education, Society and Globalisation

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

Entry requirements

The MA Education in Society is open to graduates with a 2:2 honours degree in social sciences/humanities, e.g. primary education, education studies, sociology, childhood studies, social work, psychology or criminology.

Applicants must also demonstrate experience of working with children, young people, families and/or vulnerable adults in either an educational or community setting. This can be either on a paid or voluntary basis. Applicants with degrees in other subjects may be considered, along with non-graduates, if they can demonstrate sufficient work experience as outlined above.

Months of entry

January, May, October

Course content

Confronting prejudice, disadvantage and oppression faced in educational and community contexts. The course, which is broad in its scope focuses on a range of education, social and welfare issues affecting children, young people, and marginalised adults, is concerned with providing educational content that improves the life chances, wellbeing, and attainment of individuals. There is a strong ethos of social justice and globalisation to the course. Consideration is given to sociological and philosophical perspectives about the purpose of education, who benefits from it and how it can mitigate social inequalities. This perspective is developed nationally, motivated by the increasing independence of schools; and internationally, particularly in developing countries, motivated by globalisation. As the course attracts a rich diversity of both home and international students, a powerful and stimulating learning community is created.

This popular course has been designed for teachers, other education professionals, and community support workers, employed in diverse national and international settings who are wishing to secure new posts or promotion in their career. It is ideal for those interested in working in the social justice sector with children, young people, and individuals from marginalised groups as well as for those wanting to develop post-graduate research skills in this area.

We have excellent links with teacher supply agencies across North West England and North Wales. Subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and successful recruitment to the supply agency, you will have opportunities for paid employment in schools while you study your MA.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services