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Education Futures MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert

Education Futures MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert

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Study mode

Part time


9 months

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Learning / Training Design / Development Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Education, in all its forms, is essential to a thriving society. How organisations, systems and people learn and change profoundly affects our lives, our surroundings and our futures. This MSc is a bold new programme for those who wish to engage critically with educational possibilities for the future, and understand how educational knowledge, organisations, spaces and relationships can positively shape societies.

The EFI Education Futures programme is designed to respond to the need for creative, critical and experimental thinking across education in schools, universities and colleges, and learning within communities, industries and organisations. Some of the issues you will explore include mobility, politics, environmental change, culture, social justice and how data-driven systems for managing and understanding the world influence learning and education.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to: Understand and critically examine possible futures for formal and informal education. Analyse education’s role in shaping and responding to global challenges and social, political, cultural and environmental change, as well as how global processes are shaping education. Make critical links between education and data-driven innovation, exploring the geographies, mobilities, values, ethics and forms of measurement that come along with innovation, resistance to and reliance on data.

Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at both professionals and recent graduates who work in, or are seeking to build a career in, either formal or informal learning and training sectors. Future opportunities may include education-related roles in higher education, further education, community and cultural settings, schools, training organisations, and in private, government and voluntary sectors. Whether your role or interest is in policy, learning design, teaching and delivery, or educational research, you will find courses and modes of study that will help you develop your career, and position you for roles in a range of education and learning organisations in a range of sectors.

The programme will be of particular interest to those who are preparing for or beginning leadership roles where a focus on developing future educational provision, policy, technologies and practices is key.

The core elements of the programme address the data and higher-order skills we know are important for the future of work, confident and critical citizenship, and a thriving, just society.


Educating for the future requires rethinking the concept of educational ?solutions? to complex, ?wicked? problems. This course synthesises educational and social theory, along with current research on pedagogy, to facilitate a structured, collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative educational approach to challenging problems.
Insights Through Data or Text Remix (10 Credits) - Core
Ethical Data Futures (10 Credits) - Core
Representing Data or Building Near Futures (10 Credits) - Core
Interdisciplinary Futures (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any discipline.