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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 | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sociology Of Education Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Assessing and understanding community needs to provide modes of delivery and educational content that improves levels of attainment and life chances, is the structural and thematic rationale of our course. This perspective is developed in two related areas: nationally, motivated by the increasing independence of schools; and internationally, particularly in developing countries, motivated by globalisation.


The course draws most of its modules from those that already exist on other current education MA courses within the Faculty. Each of the courses from which the modules are drawn are led and taught by staff with national and international expertise.

Teaching methods

Teaching and assessment take place in an exciting range of forms, which are designed to stimulate and best support your learning, and include podcasts, presentations, journals, interviews, written assignments, seminars and tutorials.


You will be assessed through a palette of standardised assessment modes as determined by our module leaders.

Careers and Employability

Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work. You will also acheive PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


This module includes the following topics: Exploiting previous knowledge of research methods and enquiry; Creating a research plan and timeline; Locating and contextualising the research within the literature; Undertaking research in accordance with ethical guidelines; Using an appropriate methodology; Collecting evaluating and interpreting data; Responding to changes in research intentions and outcomes; Writing up the research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international 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. 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