Birkbeck, University of London
Education, Power and Social Change
On this programme we explore the links between education and social and political movements, and develop understandings of how 'education' as a contested field should be viewed within a globalised and postcolonial context. By 'education' we mean all forms of informal and formal learning, across all age ranges, including adult, higher and professional education. We ask the key question: Is education a force for reproduction or transformation in the world? In other words, does education change the world or maintain the current system? For example, can it alleviate the effects of poverty or does it increase existing inequalities? Key debates on what is the role of education and how people learn are developed from a range of viewpoints, including critical theory. You will also take a course on research methodologies, which will provide you with the tools to undertake an original piece of research into an aspect of education that fascinates you. The programme will deepen your awareness of how education shapes, and is shaped by, our understanding of the world and may contribute to your professional development. In previous years, some students have used the qualification to take their careers in new directions, while others have used the programme to deepen their thinking about their current practice.
Good 1st degree or other relevant qualifications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Core modules: Education, globalisation and change; education, power and resistances; researching education. Option modules (choose 2): 'Race', racism, postcoloniality; culture, community, identity; development studies: Theoretical approaches; Lacanian psychoanalysis: Theory and practice; sexing the body: Psychoanalytic and other framings; visual culture: Power and the image.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,875 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 2,650 per Whole course (home fees)||3 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees)||6 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 2,700 per Academic year (home fees)||6 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 4,575 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 2,700 per Academic year (EU fees)||6 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 6,875 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Psychosocial Studies
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