UCL Institute of Education, University of London

UCL Institute of Education, University of London

Policy Studies in Education

The course: introduces students to ways of critically analysing education policy within a broad social, economic and political context; familiarises students with contemporary developments in education policy in institutional, local, national and global contexts; explores existing policy issues and practices; enables students to apply the insights provided to their own experiences.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in sociology or a related area; either a teaching qualification or relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Justice: contemporary social issues and perspectives; understanding education policy; understanding education research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words & a 20,000 word dissertation or 10,000 word report.

Sponsorship information

Employer or other sponsoring body.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,725 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Institute of Education, University of London Camden WC1H 0AL South East

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