Taught course

Education (Extremism and Cohesion)

University of Huddersfield · School of Education and Professional Development

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

On this course you’ll examine different theoretical explanations for the nature and occurrence of domestic extremism and terrorism and will aim to critically examine how policy approaches to countering extremism and promoting community cohesion have addressed and impacted on policy and practice within various educational sectors. You’ll have the opportunity to analyse the nature and meaning of community cohesion in relation to the lived reality and policy framework of /multiculturalism’ in Britain and other countries and the spatial dimensions of young peoples’ lives and how they may impact on manifestations of extremism, ethnic segregation and community cohesion.

On this course you’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of critical reflection and how to employ independent learning strategies to enable you to evaluate and inform your professional practice. You’ll also develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research and be able be able to use these skills in researching an aspect of extremism and cohesion for your dissertation.

A further key component is the ability to exchange and share learning with and from others; you’ll have ample opportunities to work with students from a wide range of disciplines and organisations.

The course is tailored around you. You can expand on your teaching and learning focus by choosing from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.

You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact, we were ranked fourth in the Guardian Guide for Higher Education in 2018. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1484 478249