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Through critical thinking, students on this master’s degree will explore the relationship between learning environments and wider societal and cultural influences. The programme takes a broad approach to education including informal and formal education settings: including schools, early years and children and young people’s settings.
- This interdisciplinary course provides students with opportunities to critically engage with current education debates
- Enhances students’ understanding of social science and education theory and make critical links to practice
- The programme provides excellent preparation for doctoral level study as you gain the opportunity to follow your research interests and design and conduct an education research project
- Provides excellent tutorial and supervisory support from expert scholars in the field
Why study Education, Culture and Society?
You will have the opportunity to study in a stimulating research-informed environment, taught by lecturers who are experts in their field.
The course is broad in its theoretical scope. Drawing on cross-cultural and global perspectives, you will have the opportunity, in theory and in practice, to critically reflect on your own working practices, framed within broader social, cultural and political circumstances.
Modules include exploring social justice and education issues including:
- Children’s rights and citizenship;
- Language literacies and culture;
- Education and inequality;
- Inclusion/Inclusive Education and SEN/D
- Social class, culture and ideology.
The Education, Culture and Society degree has been specially designed for professionals working in education-related fields, for example: teachers; youth workers; those working in the public sector with families and children; and non-government organisations in both UK and abroad.
The programme is equally suitable for those who wish to dedicate time to either changing the focus of their career, or who are considering a career in academia.
With both full and part-time modes of study, the programme is suitable to those who wish to complete the course in one year and those who wish to combine studying with work over two years.
Why St Mary's?
- Access to tutorial and supervisory support from expert scholars with extensive experience in teaching, research and consultancy.
- Guest lectures, seminars and workshops sharing expertise from industry and academia sharing cutting edge research and practice;
- Access to excellent learning resources, including a dedicated library for Education students. The Naylor library has numerous study spaces, open access IT facilities and a café;
- Networking and careers support with professional and personal development from dedicated careers service.
We've put together a bespoke virtual open day for anyone interested in studying Education, Culture and Society at St Mary's.
Dr Fiona Cullen
Senior Lecturer - Education Studies