Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Education, Power and Social Change

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
10920 GBP/year
6020 GBP/year
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This Education, Power and Social Change course at Birkbeck, University of London will deepen your awareness of how education shapes, and is shaped by, our understanding of the world.


At Education, Power and Social Change course at Birkbeck, University of London we explore the links between education (all forms of informal and formal learning, across all age ranges, including adult, higher and professional education), and social and political movements, and develop understandings of how 'education' as a contested field should be viewed within a globalised and postcolonial context.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to thinking about education, we draw on the arts and humanities as well as the more conventional representations of education in social science. We explore key debates on what is the role of education and how people learn, developed from a range of viewpoints, including critical theory.

The Education, Power and Social Change course at Birkbeck, University of London is one of a suite of postgraduate courses looking at the subject of education, power and social change and is ideal if you are interested in studying this subject at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA. This flexible part-time evening study course allows you to explore your passion for the subject and you can go on to complete our Postgraduate Diploma or MA, if you wish.

Careers and Employability

Studying this course may ontribute to your professional development. Graduates go in to careers in teaching and training, youth work, education policy, and in community and voluntary sector organisations. Possible professions include community education officer, education administrator, or youth worker. This degree can also be useful in becoming a careers adviser or community development worker. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Education, Globalisation and Change
  • Education, Power and Resistances
  • Culture, Community, Identity
  • Development Studies: Theoretical Approaches
  • Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice
  • Psychoanalysis and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • The application form 
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10920 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6020 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students, Year 1: £4515 pa, £1505 pa
  • Part-time international students, Year 1: £8190 pa, Year 2: £2730 pa

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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