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MA Social Justice and Education

MA Social Justice and Education

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Sciences Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Evaluate and debate the fairness of educational practices.

This course is ideal if you have an interest in diversity, inclusion, equality and a fair and decent society. It's especially useful for current and future teachers as well as potential policy makers and researchers.

Educational policymakers, researchers and teachers recognise that social justice is fundamental to their work. This course will equip you to investigate the pedagogical and professional issues that relate to social justice.

Course content

In the Autumn term compulsory modules will introduce you to the tools and techniques you'll use throughout the course and in your career. You'll also choose some modules that will allow you to build a course that suits your interests and career.

In the Spring term you'll study a compulsory module that will allow you to develop your skills and experience of communicating research while again having a choice of modules that allow you to tailor this masters to your own interests.

Finally in the Summer term you'll continue developing your research skills, while also working on your dissertation.

Careers and skills

The wide choice of modules allows you to shape this course to suit your own aspirations, meaning that it's suitable for a wide range of careers. You'll also benefit from the University's careers team who offer a bespoke advice and support service.


This module is designed to introduce students to key aspects and perspectives about social justice and education. This involves exploring general philosophical perspectives about the nature of education and social justice (exploring the purposes of education in relation to such theoretical perspectives as human capital theory, liberation theory etc.); overarching conceptual considerations to do with social justice in educational contexts (e.g. achieved by exploring educational issues through the lens of inclusion, equality, diversity); the contributions made to debates about social justice in education by empirical researchers; achievement and attainment in a variety of contexts (reflections of who gets what from education); the issues associated with the pedagogical approaches proposed by advocates of social justice in education.

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

2:1 or equivalent.