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Full time | Holloway | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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MA - Master of Arts

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Education Studies

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Course Summary

Why study this course?

This Education MA degree is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge and skills within the field of education. Our programme will provide you with opportunities to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding, so that you can progress within or embark on a career within the sector.

Our diverse course covers a range of disciplines, drawing from areas such as curriculum theory, psychology of learning and human potential, sociology of gender, social class, race, philosophy and the history of education.

More about this course

This course aims to introduce you to key academic and professional debates within the field, helping you to develop a professional voice and standpoint. Upon successful completion of this course, we hope that you will feel enthused about returning to the field and feel intellectually empowered to initiate change.

A key theme embedded in this master’s degree is social justice. This course is aligned with our Education for Social Justice (ESJ) strategy to ensure equity in our curriculum practice.

Our modules have been developed to broaden the knowledge and meaning of the term ‘education’, as well as its purpose from being a ‘product’ to understanding how the curriculum is managed and led. You’ll also explore its influence on children’s learning, assessment and life chances. This degree has five core 20 credit modules:

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Curriculum Leadership
Critical Theory and Education
Research Methods in Education
Education Dissertation


All assessment is carried out through coursework. In most cases this takes the form of either one essay of between 5,000 and 6,000 words, or two essays of 3,000 words for each module.

In some modules, the coursework can include a presentation. The Research Methods in Education module requires the students to submit a research proposal of around 5,000 words.

To complete this master’s degree, you’ll be required to carry out a small-scale research project focusing on an area of interest and relevance to yourself. This research project will have to be written up in the form of an academic dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words.


The module aims to: familiarise students with a wide range of previous academic experience and backgrounds with key moments in the Western intellectual history; analyse the European Enlightenment and its impact on our understanding of the world, the emergence of social sciences and the modern school; encourage students to develop a holistic understanding of the Scientific Revolution, the European Enlightenment, and the rise of capitalism and how these intersected with one another in creating the modern world and how these continue to shape and influence the contemporary world; introduce students to multiple perspectives on the social world and their implications for understanding the processes of schooling and education; introduce the students to the so called ‘linguistic turn’ in the social sciences and its implications for understanding the social reality, including school curricula and educational processes.

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have: a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree in education or social sciences. GCSE English at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or higher (or equivalent).

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more

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