This MA covers social justice, democracy and participation, it involves critical multi-disciplinary study and deepens your understanding of education in a global context.

  • Ideal for those with a professional and personal interest in education whether you are already in practice or aspiring to develop a career in education
  • Critically interrogate education policy, discourse and practice in a supportive and stretching learning community
  • Explore and analyse social, political, historical, philosophical and cultural issues in education
  • Focus on social justice and globalisation in education
  • Enjoy the rich environment created by a diverse breadth of learners

Study Details:

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core Modules

Education, Society and Culture
Competing Philosophies of Education
The Critically Reflective Practitioner
Education, Globalisation and Social Justice
Critique, Power and Transformation in Education
Research Methods

Programme Funding

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages

Student Destinations

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

This programme offers excellent opportunities to enhance your employability and career progression through your developing skills and confidence. You will benefit from our strong and established relationships with employers in education and other fields.

As a graduate you will be able to enter or progress in a range of careers where education is central to practice and organisational purpose. You may go on to undertake roles in: policy work; arts education; educational leadership; community-based education; learning, development and support; schools; adult, further and higher education; local authorities/central government; diplomacy and international projects; educational research; NGOs and educational consultancy.


Home (full-time, per year): £6,900 Home (per credit): £38.35

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2:2 ideally in a relevant subject e.g. Education, Social Policy, Childhood, Community Development, Health or International Studies
  • to be able to demonstrate a comparable academic standard through past studies and/or relevant work experience, along with a genuine passion and interest in the critical study of education in its broadest sense

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