Manchester Metropolitan University

Education Studies

Education Studies is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, the nature of knowledge, and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding. This programme offers an intellectually rigorous analysis of educational processes, systems and approaches, and their cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. Postgraduates are able to participate in, and contest, changing discourses exemplified by reference to debate about values, personal and social engagement and how these relate to communities and societies. Students have opportunities to develop their critical capabilities through the selection, analysis and synthesis of relevant perspectives, and to be able to justify different positions on educational matters. This award provides the knowledge, understanding and critical analysis to inform current and future professionals in education, for different areas and contexts. The full time MA Education Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. We welcome applications from non-EU internationals for the full-time route and students are suported at every stage by MMU International. For further details regarding full or part-time routes, please contact Dr Lorna Roberts, Features and Benefits - Study at our £139 million Brooks Building which has world-class facillities for teaching and learning - Many Education Studies teaching staff are actively involved in research at our Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and experienced in PhD supervision - Close collaboration with ESRI, including guests speakers and conferences

Course modules

Year 1: Term 1 Units: Introduction to educational and social research design; understanding education in a global context; term 2 units: students take two optional units from the following: collaborative research project; globalisation, social justice and social change; identity, equality and empowerment in childhood; independent study; key issues in managing diversity, disability and special educational needs; practice based project; transformative and ethical leadership in educational settings; terms 2 and 3: dissertation.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework driven modules. There are no formal examinations for this course. Taught sessions are mainly conducted during weekdays. In addition to the taught sessions, you are expected to work independently.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years

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Main Site M15 6BH North West

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