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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

This MA covers social justice, democracy and participation, it involves critical multi-disciplinary study and deepens your understanding of education in a global context.

  • Ideal for those with a professional and personal interest in education whether you are already in practice or aspiring to develop a career in education
  • Critically interrogate education policy, discourse and practice in a supportive and stretching learning community
  • Explore and analyse social, political, historical, philosophical and cultural issues in education
  • Focus on social justice and globalisation in education
  • Enjoy the rich environment created by a diverse breadth of learners
  • Alternative Exit/Interim Awards of PgCert and PgDip available

The MA Education critically examines the purpose of education, its social and cultural impact and the implications of democracy and educational governance. You will learn to question accepted theory and policy, view education from a global perspective and explore key issues such as inclusion and accessibility.

Taught by experienced academics with backgrounds in teacher education, higher and further education, specialist provision, nursing and social work, the programme provides a rich, stimulating and relevant learning experience. As well as recent graduates looking to take their understanding to the next level and, perhaps, embark on a career in research and academia, the programme will appeal to experienced practitioners. Applicants may come from a standard education setting, further education, community arts, education welfare, prison education or other informal settings.

The programme is expected to attract education professionals at all levels thus giving students the opportunity to learn from each other as well as academic staff and visiting guest speakers.

The programme will enable you to enrich and develop essential skills for career progression. You will explore your own values and principles regarding education and educational discourses and practices and will investigate how education facilitates opportunity.

Led by staff with significant practical experience of education systems in Nepal, Thailand and Brazil, you will explore education in an international context. This will enable you to build a global view of education, enhancing your existing knowledge and experience with new concepts and theories, grounded in research.

Available full-time or part-time, the programme is flexible enough to fit around existing commitments. Module content and assessments are flexibly designed to cater for new graduates and those facing workplace experiences and challenges. The dissertation module enables you to specialise in your specific area of interest, with those in employment able to focus on a topic applicable to their current role.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment methods on this course include: an essay, report and critical reflection on professional practice.

All assessments are closely linked to practice. There is a strong emphasis on the application of ideas developed in the context of your own setting.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 84 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    133 64%

    22nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    58th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    2

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