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New MA in Social Justice and Education

Posted on 11 November 2015

The Department of Education is taking applications for our new MA in Social Justice and Education.

What is social justice?

Social justice looks at what sort of practices are fair. How do we ensure equal educational, economic, political, social rights and opportunities?

How is it relevant to Education?

Educational policy makers, researchers and teachers recognise that social justice is at the very heart of all their work in education. In this programme students will understand the fundamental, philosophical meanings of social justice in education and be able to discuss and debate relevant issues.

Achievement and attainment are crucially important: we will explore issues about who gets what in schools and other educational contexts.

We will investigate the pedagogical and professional issues about social justice.

All of these matters will be related to research – we will consider what we already know and we will identify what research still needs to be done. 

Who is the programme for?

This programme will be attractive to those who have an interest in a fair and decent society and who wish to explore what that means in relation to education. We will explore national and international contexts.

The programme will also be of interest to those who see themselves as current or future teachers, researchers or policy makers.

Applications are welcomed from both home and international students.