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.
- You can choose from a range of option modules in order to tailor a programme to suit your developing interests or to select pathways relevant to your professional and personal needs and interests.
- You can also choose to study our Postgraduate Diploma or Master's degree.
- The Department of Psychosocial Studies was formed in 2000 to investigate a wide range of issues of contemporary personal, social and political concern. We have continued to work at the interface of theory and practice.
- As well as having access to the library and the wide range of public events and seminars run by Birkbeck, you will have access to the events run by the Birkbeck Research Centre for Social Change and Transformation in Higher Education and the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research.
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.
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.
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- Education, Globalisation and Change
- Education, Power and Resistances
- Culture, Community, Identity
- Development Studies: Theoretical Approaches
- Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice
- Psychoanalysis and Culture
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesEducation Social Work Sociology View 486 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
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International10680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10680 GBP per year during 12 months.
National5880 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5880 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.