Social Justice And Education MA

This masters degree will:

  • identify, examine and critique key sociological perspectives on social justice, citizenship, social inequalities, social inclusion and exclusion
  • explore how social justice issues are constituted and contested
  • examine social justice concerns in education policy and practice
  • develop your theoretical, methodological and analytical social research skills to enable you to critique existing research and to pursue your own enquiries in social justice and education.


This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • address, in a unique way, the complex links between social justice and education
  • focus on key current policy and political debates about the role of education
  • develop, extend and reflect on your own professional interests, concerns and practice
  • take some modules as stand-alone short courses.

Who is this programme for?

Teachers, education-related professionals from local government, the voluntary sector or social justice NGOs, and social science graduates.

Entry requirements

A good first degree in education or the social sciences, or a degree in another subject plus professional or personal experience in social justice work. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be able to qualify through special procedures.

How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Mixed mode, including face-to-face Saturday or evening sessions and interactive online learning.


Core modules

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