Taught course

Education, Public Policy and Equity

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 honours degree or equivalent (e.g. 3.0 GPA) in education, social sciences, business, law, public administration, or other related subject.

You should also submit a personal statement of around 300 words. This should cover two areas:

  • the degree to which your previous educational and professional experiences and interests make you a suitable candidate for the programme - and how completing the programme will benefit you professionally.
  • the motivation for applying for this programme specifically.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides the broad preparation needed for work in education policy. The teaching methods emphasise dealing with applied issues and facilitate your development as a critical thinker through engaging with real life issues.

  • This interdisciplinary programme draws on sociology, political science and economics to provide rigorous and broad grounding in theory for studying education as a vital component of public policy.
  • You will explore how equity in education influences equity in society and vice versa. Educational disadvantage and inequity do not exist in isolation from other forms of disadvantage. Therefore the programme critically analyses the ability of education policy to influence wider social issues.
  • The programme places joint emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, which are reinforced through application to real policy issues under the guidance of experienced tutors.
  • You will be taught by an international and interdisciplinary team of academics, who combine subject expertise with practical experience in education and public policy. The programme's applied focus is reinforced and explored through external speakers and a study trip.
  • The teaching and assessment methods emphasise working critically with complex arguments. This will prepare you for the normative judgements required by decision makers once the limits of positive analysis have been reached.
  • This programme was developed by the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change to address contemporary challenges of education policy. These arise as education serves an increasingly wider range of public policy aims relating to equity, health, social policy and the economy.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £16,650

Please see the scholarship options available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Kristinn Hermannsson
Email
kristinn.hermannsson@glasgow.ac.uk