This masters degree will:
- introduce you to ways of critically analysing education policy within a broad social, economic and political context
- familiarise you with contemporary developments in education policy in institutional, local, national and global contexts
- explore existing policy issues and practices
- enable you to apply the insights provided to your own experiences.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- engage with a broad range of perspectives and develop a comprehensive theoretical understanding of education policy
- study major and topical themes within social science (such as globalisation, markets and managerialism) with a particular emphasis on their effects on and relevance to education
- work with tutors who are nationally and internationally recognised individuals
- access recent and current research.
People involved in or interested in contemporary education policy, administration and governance.Entry requirements
A good first degree in sociology, political science, economics or another social science subject, and a teaching qualification or relevant professional experience.Core topics
- Education policy
- Sociology of education.
- Economics of education policy
- Gender, education and development
- Innovation and change in higher and professional education
- Philosophy of education: knowledge, mind and understanding
- Rights in education
- Understanding education research.
By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.Attendance
Face-to-face evening and occasional Saturday or online sessions.Where do our students go?
Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:
- PhD students.
- education policy-makers.
- Sociology of Education
- Understanding Education Policy
- Children's Rights In Practice
- Economic Perspectives Of Education Policy
- Gender, Education and Development
- The Economic Value of Education
- Theoretical Foundations Of Educational Ideas
- Theories of Childhood and Children's Rights