UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Social Justice and Education

The course will help students to identify, examine and critique key sociological perspectives on social justice, citizenship, social inequalities, social inclusion and exclusion. They will explore how social justice issues are constituted and contested, examine social justice concerns in education policy and practice, and develop their theoretical, methodological and analytical social research skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, in education or sociology or a cognate discipline.

Course modules

Core modules: sociology of education; understanding education research. Options: gender, education and development; gender, sexuality and education; rights and education; sociology of race and education; theoretical foundations of educational ideas; understanding education policy; values, aims and society.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a mixed mode, including face-to-face Saturday or evening sessions and interactive online learning in a combination of teaching and learning styles. Sometimes a conventional lecture-based approach is taken, with the aim of providing an overview of the field. Lectures are usually followed by open discussion or group work. At other times a seminar format is adopted involving, for example, group discussion of set reading, a video or an introductory presentation. Assessment is through coursework essay assignments, plus submission of a report or dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode - 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 15,525 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Mixed mode - 2 years
MA Mixed mode - 4 years
MA Variable - 4 years

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