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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Winchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Philosophy of Education at Winchester enables you to develop your knowledge of educational philosophy. You explore theory, policy, and practice as they relate to your intellectual curiosity and/or your current and future professional roles. You are introduced to a diverse range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches and encouraged to enhance your analytical and research skills.

The philosophy of education is about asking the most important questions that inform educational debate today: What is education? What are its aims? What kind of education do we need? For whom? Can education make us into better individuals, or cure societal problems? This course examines the ways in which a variety of philosophical ideas and resources can be drawn upon to evaluate contemporary and historical educational concerns more profoundly. Along with an introduction to the field of contemporary philosophies of education, we consider questions of the social, ethical and aesthetic dimensions of education, drawing on canonical and present-day texts, as well as case studies, film, literature, and personal experience, to enhance our appreciation of policy and practice.

Careers

The programme prepares graduates to pursue or advance careers in any profession with an educational component or context. While the most obvious examples include the areas of teaching, educational management and policy, disability and professions that involve care and service, the programme seeks to produce graduates who would be able to apply transfer their knowledge, skills, and understanding to a wide variety of sectors, including business, charity work, and arts & culture. The programme also provides a firm foundation for those interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree.

Application deadline

31 May 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%

    40th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    21st

    9

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