This masters degree will:
- identify, examine and critique key sociological perspectives on social justice, citizenship, social inequalities, social inclusion and exclusion
- explore how social justice issues are constituted and contested
- examine social justice concerns in education policy and practice
- develop your theoretical, methodological and analytical social research skills to enable you to critique existing research and to pursue your own enquiries in social justice and education.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- address, in a unique way, the complex links between social justice and education
- focus on key current policy and political debates about the role of education
- develop, extend and reflect on your own professional interests, concerns and practice
- take some modules as stand-alone short courses.
Teachers, education-related professionals from local government, the voluntary sector or social justice NGOs, and social science graduates.Entry requirements
A good first degree in education or the social sciences, or a degree in another subject plus professional or personal experience in social justice work.Core topics
- Sociology of education
- Rights and education.
- Gender, education and development
- Sociology of race and education
- Values, aims and society
- Theory and policy 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.
- Theoretical Foundations Of Educational Ideas
- Children's Rights In Practice
- Gender: Theory and Practice in Education
- Minorities, Migrants and Refugees in European Education
- Philosophy Of Education: Values, Aims And Society
- Rights and Education
- Social Histories Of British Education
- Sociology of Education
- Sociology of Race and Education
- Theories of Childhood and Children's Rights