Education, Policy and Society, M.A. | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
M.A. On Campus

Education, Policy and Society

12 months
20940 GBP/year
10470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education, Policy and Society MA course at King's College London is an interdisciplinary course which draws on sociology, political science, economics and history to address the challenges of education policy and provision. 


This Education, Policy and Society MA course at King's College London will give you a deep understanding of educational policy and processes in relation to issues of race, social class, gender and changes such as globalisation and new managerialism.

This course provides an opportunity for policy text analysis and comparative policy study. The course will be suitable for you no matter the level at which you teach, lecture or organise educational provision. You will learn about significant current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy and practice, enabling you to reflect on your own practice and extend your knowledge.

Key benefits

  • Cutting edge policy analysis drawing on contemporary research.
  • Interdisciplinary and critical approach towards contemporary policy provision.
  • Explores models, skills and approaches in critical policy analysis and their relevance to practice. 
  • Enables students to follow their particular interests and passion in relation to education policy and social justice. 
  • Focuses on education in its widest sense, including schools, higher education, and informal and community education. 

Career prospects

Over the duration of this course you will develop skills that will enhance your career and prospects of promotion. Our graduates have gone into a range of teaching, leadership, administrative and research roles in schools, higher education, government departments and non-governmental organisations, including becoming headteachers, university lecturers and education advisors. Some have set up their own social enterprises and many have continued their studies, completing doctorates or professional qualifications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Education, Policy & the City 
  • Research Methods & Dissertation
  • The Social Context of Education
  • Social Justice & Education Policy
  • International & Comparative Education
  • The Political Economy of Education in a Globalised World
  • Gender, Power and Inequality in Educational Leadership

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Lower undergraduate grades may be considered in certain circumstances, for example if the applicant has a PGCE with master's level credits. It is recommended that applicants have some relevant professional experience, either in teaching or in other educational practice such as policy. However, applications from candidates who do not have any experience but who do have relevant academic qualifications will be considered.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10470 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • UK fees: £5,238 per year
  • Overseas fees: £10470 per year 

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.


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