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Education in Society MA (PGDip PGCert)

Education in Society MA (PGDip PGCert)

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Full time | Riverside Campus | 1 year | JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sociology Of Education Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

What does education claim to do? What does it really do? And who does it do it for?

Course overview

Education does not occur outside a context. Understanding, supporting and achieving educational outcomes requires working within specific contextual circumstances, be this in relation to early years provision in China, the teaching of mathematics in a primary school in Salford, or the development of literacy skills for inmates in UK prisons.

Why study this course with us?

This course will be delivered through blended learning, with each module designed and delivered by educational specialists. While this allows necessary variation between modules, in terms of specific assessment tasks and forms of knowledge, each blended learning module will have the following common characteristics:

  • A clear outline of the module content, form of delivery, and online content, including key research papers and assessment task
  • A guide to accessing module content
  • A variety of modes of content delivery, including digital materials, such as online seminars and video clips of documentaries
  • Routine online support from the module tutor.


Creative practice
Inclusive practice, SEN and autism
Early childhood
Educational practice
Leadership and management

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates and non-graduates with professional experience. A minimum of a 2:2 honours is required, where a degree is held. Non-graduates will be invited for interview. Applicants will normally be employed in the education sector or involved in work that may be considered broadly educational. It is possible for applicants who are not in work to undertake the course.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more