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MA Education, Policy & Society

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

14250 GBP
6900 GBP
6900 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department of Education and Professional Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100

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About this course

Education, Policy and Society is an interdisciplinary programme drawing on sociology, political science, economics and history to address the challenges of education policy and provision. Study educational policy and processes in relation to issues of race, social class, gender and changes such as globalisation and new managerialism.

Key benefits

  • Cutting edge policy analysis drawing on contemporary research.
  • Interdisciplinary and critical approach towards contemporary policy provision.
  • Explores models and approaches in policy analysis as well as skills and approaches in undertaking critical policy analysis.
  • Located in the heart of London.

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Eligibility Criteria

A 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Lower undergraduate grades will be considered in certain circumstances, for example if the applicant has a PGCE with master's level credits. It is recommended that applicants have some relevant professional experience, either in teaching or in other educational practice such as policy. However, applications from candidates who do not have any experience but who do have relevant academic qualifications will be considered.

English language requirements:

IELTS: 7.0


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Course Modules

Required Modules

  • Education, Policy & the City.
  • 16,000 word dissertation on a topic related to Education, Policy & Society.
  • Education, Policy And The City

Optional Modules

Over 20 modules are available including:

  • Social Justice and Education Policy
  • The Social Context of Schooling 
  • International & Comparative Education
  • Recent Developments in Education Management
  • Teacher Development
  • Psychology & Learning
  • Advanced Curriculum Studies In Mathematics Education
  • Assessment In Professional Practice And Society
  • Business Management In Education
  • Computer Science Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Foundations Of Teaching & Learning Science
  • Improving Learning and Attainment in the Classroom
  • International And Comparative Education
  • Issues In Teaching & Learning Modern Foreign Languages
  • Language And Power
  • Notions Of English
  • Psychology And Learning
  • Recent Developments in Digital Technologies in Education
  • Recent Developments In Education Management
  • Recent Developments In Mathematics Education
  • Recent Developments In Modern Foreign Languages Education
  • Recent Developments In Science Education
  • School Effectiveness And Improvement
  • Social Context Of Schooling
  • Social Justice And Education Policy
  • Teacher Development

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How to Apply

Application procedure

Applications will be considered by the Programme Director and one other member of staff. The majority of UK-based applicants are called for interview. We aim to process all applications within four to six weeks.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please give your reasons for choice of programme, choosing King's and for wishing to study at MA level together with an explanation of what you hope to gain from the programme.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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