Education and Social Justice (by Distance Learning)

Lancaster University

M.A. Online
12 months
18800 GBP/year
8920 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Education and Social Justice (by Distance Learning) degree offered at Lancaster University  immerses you in a vibrant research culture as you explore these fundamental questions and tackle a range of issues relating to social justice in education.


Course Overview

Education and Social Justice (by Distance Learning) degree offered at Lancaster University  offers an excellent grounding in research methodologies, hands-on experience of research, a deep theoretical understanding of social justice and education, and the opportunity to focus on topics of particular relevance to your own interests or professional practice. While the course is delivered online, students are welcome to participate in the department’s research activities throughout the year in person, and some of our students opt to visit their tutors.

This MA is delivered by influential, research-active tutors and staff from our well-respected Educational Research Department (which has specialised in the online delivery of postgraduate, research-oriented programmes for many years). You will benefit from their range and depth of knowledge covering areas such as gender, migration and development, globalisation, social class, disability and digitally-mediated environments.As part of a dynamic group of international students, all of whom are invested in education and social justice but have unique perspectives and specific interests, you will be studying in a very inclusive and supportive learning environment that’s also interactive and sociable.

Our MA in Education and Social Justice provides a potential route to our highly successful PhD in Education and Social Justice, as well as leading to career change or progression for professional practitioners. It carries the same prestigious academic recognition as traditionally-delivered programmes.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Key issues and theories in social justice and education
  • Tutor-supported Independent Study
  • Education, Evaluation and Research
  • Challenging Educational Inequalities
  • Policies, Ideologies and Interventions in Education
  • Research Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A relevant upper-second class honours degree from a British university of equivalent.

Please include a clear, detailed personal statement about why you wish to join the programme, why you are suitable for it, your research interests and what you hope to achieve from it. Please outline whether you have experience of online programmes, and why you think you are well suited to studying online.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time (per year):

  • UK/EU: £4,460
  • Overseas: £9,400


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Education and Social Justice (by Distance Learning)
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