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Through critical thinking, this master's degree seeks to understand the relationship between learning environments and wider societal and cultural influences.

You'll have the opportunity to study in a stimulating research-informed environment, taught by lecturers who are experts in their field.

The course is broad in its theoretical scope. Drawing on cross-cultural and global perspectives, you will have the opportunity, in theory and in practice, to critically reflect on your own working practices.

The Education, Culture and Society degree has been specially designed for professionals working in education-related fields, for example: teachers; youth workers; those working in the public sector with families and children; and non-government organisations in both UK and abroad.

The programme is equally suitable for those who wish to dedicate time to either changing the focus of their career, or who are considering a career in academia.

With both full and part-time modes of study, the programme is suitable to those who wish to complete the course in one year and those who wish to combine studying with work. 

  • Access to faculty members with extensive experience in teaching, research and consultancy.
  • Access to excellent learning resources, including a dedicated library for Education students. The Naylor library has numerous study spaces, open access IT facilities and a cafe
  • Excellent tutorial and supervisory support
  • Free academic English language classes to non-Native English speakers as well as access to a dedicated Learning Development Lecturer with responsibility for Students with English as an Additional Language.
  • The School also has a dedicated Learning Development Lecturer who provides study skills support
  • Excellent tutorial and supervisory support
  • Provides students with opportunities to engage critically with current debates in educational and social science research.
  • Provides excellent preparation for doctoral level study.
  • Free academic English language classes to non-Native English speakers

Through critical thinking, this master's degree seeks to understand the relationship between learning environments and wider societal and cultural influences. You'll have the opportunity to study in a stimulating research-informed environment, taught by lecturers who are experts in their field. The course is broad in its theoretical scope. Drawing on...

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Course Content

Modules

  • Dissertation 
  • International perspectives on early childhood: UK and Northern European contexts 
  • Leadership in Context 
  • Learning Difficulties: cross-cultural comparisons 
  • Literacy, Class and Culture 
  • Research Methods and Educational Enquiry 

Modules

  • Dissertation 
  • International perspectives on early childhood: UK and Northern European contexts 
  • Leadership in Context 
  • Learning Difficulties: cross-cultural comparisons 
  • Literacy, Class and Culture 
  • Research Methods and Educational Enquiry 

Entry Requirements

The degree should have an education or social science (sociology, education studies, psychology) component to ensure some working knowledge of the field.

If you do not have an honours degree you will need to have appropriate professional work experience, combined with evidence of capacity to study at Master’s level.

You will be asked to attend an informal interview prior to acceptance.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

The degree should have an education or social science (sociology, education studies, psychology) component to ensure some working knowledge of the field. If you do not have an honours degree you will need to have appropriate professional work experience, combined with evidence of capacity to study at Master’s level. You will be asked to attend an informal...

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Assessment Methods

The teaching on this taught Masters is carried out via lectures and seminars supplemented by individual tutorials and additional study days (for example, during half-term, and/or on one Saturday per semester).

These teaching methods provide opportunities for informal student presentations, critical reflection, discussion and formative feedback. 

Assessment is by coursework and individual oral presentations.

The teaching on this taught Masters is carried out via lectures and seminars supplemented by individual tutorials and additional study days (for example, during half-term, and/or on one Saturday per semester). These teaching methods provide opportunities for informal student presentations, critical reflection, discussion and formative feedback.  Assessment is by...

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Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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