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Education, Globalisation and Social Change

This brand new Masters invites you to study education in a global context, understanding the impact of globalisation on the world's citizens and exploring the resulting cultural diversity, multiculturalism and economic benefits.

It focuses on education in its broadest sense and will appeal to policy makers, educational practitioners and researchers, looking to enhance service delivery.

Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in a relevant subject, for example Education, Social Policy, Health or International Studies. A DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly CRB) is also required.

International students will need equivalent qualifications and an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

•Education, Society and Culture (core)
Critically reviews the inter-relationship between education, society and culture across a variety of educational contexts

•Research Methods (core)
Encourages students to identify and critically evaluate appropriate research methodologies and methods for their own research

•Education and Globalisation (core)
Provides students with a critical understanding of the process of globalisation and its impact on education and social justice

•Competing Philosophies of Education (core)
Introduces students to important debates and traditions within the philosophy of education as a discipline and how these relate to on-going issues in globalisation and social change

•Educational governance; politics, power and education (core)
Provides a critical perspective of different systems of educational governance within the context of political, cultural, social and economic influences. It examines the sources and use of power within educational settings

•Adult and Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (optional)*
Enables students to critically analyse a range of approaches to adult and continuing education and lifelong learning and to develop a critical understanding of the impact of cultural contexts in shaping the form and content of adult and continuing education

•International Practice of Education (optional)*
Enables students to critically explore the diversity of approaches taken to organising and providing education across Europe and beyond, this is achieved through both academic study and practical experience.

•Global Issues, Childhood and Education (optional)*
Allows students to critically examine contemporary global issues affecting children and their families drawing on key debates in education and care

•Dissertation (core)
Provides the opportunity for students to design and carry out a project on a topic in the area of education and globalisation

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used to develop academic and employment-related skills.

Constructive feedback on your work will enable you to advance in your studies, identifying both your strengths and areas needing further attention.
You will be assessed via coursework, independent research and presentations and will be allocated an individual supervisor to support your dissertation research work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 (Credit) Home/EU 24 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months

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