- This interdisciplinary Education, Public Policy and Equity programme from University of Glasgow draws on sociology, political science, and economics to provide you with a rigorous and broad grounding in theory for studying education as a vital component of public policy.
- This academic programme places joint emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, which are reinforced through application to real policy issues under the guidance of experienced tutors.
- The teaching and assessment methods emphasise working critically with complex arguments. This will prepare you for the normative judgements required by decision makers once the limits of positive analysis have been reached.
- This programme was developed by the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change to address the increasingly wider range of contemporary challenges in education policy, particularly public policy aims relating to equity, health, social policy and the economy.
- You will explore how equity in education influences equity in society and vice versa. Educational disadvantage and inequity do not exist in isolation from other forms of disadvantage. Therefore, the programme critically analyses the ability of education policy to influence wider social issues.
Employment: Past Graduates have found employment across the globe; they are working as administrators, lecturers, and researchers in Higher Education; as teachers, of all subjects, in primary and secondary schools; as advisors in education and policy making relating to a variety of topics, including privatisation, marketability, sustainability; and there are those who are developing their own initiatives utilising the skills they gained in this programme.
Opportunity: Education is increasingly part of a broader spectrum of public policy issues relating to health, social policy, and the economy. Experience in this growing field, particularly as it relates to an ever-widening range of objectives and policy discourse on an international scope will be invaluable. This programme is designed to provide individuals with that necessary skillset and international outlook.
- Education and Public Policy
- Education Policy in Action
- Equity, Social Justice and Change
- Policy Enquiry and Decision-making
- Advanced Policy Enquiry
- Economics for Education and Public Policy
- Education and International Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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DisciplinesEducation Sociology Public Policy View 759 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
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- 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in education, social sciences, business, law, public administration, or a related subject.
- Your motivation for applying for this programme specifically.
- The degree to which your previous educational and professional experiences and interests make you a suitable candidate for the programme - and how completing the programme will benefit you professionally, please be explicit.
International23520 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23520 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National10050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10050 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits
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