Manchester Metropolitan University

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. Our MA Education Studies offers 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. Education Studies 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 course 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. As well as (30 credit) taught units of study, the course also provides opportunities to gain practice experience in UK educational contexts, and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

You should normally have a good UK Honours degree, typically a first or second- class classification, or international equivalent; an equivalent professional qualification recognised at honours degree standard; a postgraduate certificate or diploma appropriate to the main area of study

Course modules

Term 1: introduction to educational and social research design; understanding education in a global context. Term 2 : 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

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