UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Policy Studies in Education

This course will introduce students to ways of critically analysing education policy within a broad social, economic and political context, considering contemporary developments in education policy in institutional, local, national and global contexts. It will enable them to explore existing policy issues and practices, and apply the insights provided to their own experiences.

Course modules

Core modules: Sociology of education; understanding education policy. Options: Economic perspectives of education policy; gender, education and development; gender, sexuality and education; rights and education; sociology of 'race' and education; theoretical foundations of educational ideas; understanding education research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is delivered via mixed mode, including face-to-face Saturday or evening sessions and interactive online learning. It is assessed by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,145 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,525 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Mixed mode - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Mixed mode - 2 years
MA Variable - 4 years
MA Mixed mode - 4 years

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