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Education, Policy and Society MSc

Education, Policy and Society MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Education Policy / Planning Sociology Of Education

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc is an opportunity to take an interdisciplinary approach to re-thinking and re-imagining educational practices and principles. It has been designed to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas. Sectors covered include childhood, primary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as informal learning contexts. As education becomes increasingly globalised, schools and education systems around the world are being shaped and reshaped by what are often a common set of global education policies and ideologies.

The aim of our MSc in Education, Policy and Society is to help you develop your ability to critically analyse these dominant educational ideologies, policies and practices; to understand the forces that are driving them, their shortcomings and likely outcomes; and most importantly, to discover and engage with alternative models of education, training, teaching and learning, at the early childhood, primary, secondary and post-secondary levels, and in non-formal and informal contexts outside the formal education system altogether. This course is designed for all students wanting to develop their capacity to critically analyse educational practice, policy and ideology, to develop a more clear “big picture” understanding of the broader structures and forces that are affecting schools, universities and education systems today, and to find out about and deepen their understanding of alternative ways of thinking about and doing education.

This may include those who have recently completed undergraduate courses of study, as well as individuals currently working as practitioners, whether in schools, colleges or universities, youth or community groups, international development organisations, workforce and skills development programmes, or in different levels of government. This course has been designed to be of value and relevance to students both from the UK and overseas; so interested individuals from all nations are encouraged to apply. The programme is unique in that it is one of the few Master’s level courses focusing on education in the UK, or anywhere else in the world, that is offered by an interdisciplinary School of Social Sciences. As such, the approach to education offered here is shaped by a strong belief in the value of interdisciplinary social science theory and research for enhancing our collective ability to re-think, re-imagine and enhance educational practices, policies and principles, whether at the local, national or global level.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 1 year | 23-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-SEP-19

Modules

The aim of the dissertation is to explore a particular topic in detail by conducting a substantial piece of independent academic research, which is then written up and presented in a scholarly manner. Undertaking a dissertation will do more than give you a deeper understanding of your particular topic and an appreciation of the nature of academic work. It is a key part of your degree demonstrating your ability to produce high quality research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first or second-class undergraduate degree in a humanities or social sciences subject. However, other applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.

University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This Russell Group university has over 8,600 postgraduate students and was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Cardiff has over 4,000 international (non-EU) students every year, with more than half of those pursuing postgraduate studies. Its main Cathays Park campus is located in the city centre, with a second campus shared with the University...more