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Education (Social Justice)

University of Birmingham

12 months
20430 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education (Social Justice) programme from University of Birmingham is designed for those who want to tackle the urgent issues that challenge education systems across the globe, including inequity, marginalisation, exclusion and displacement.


On the MA Education (Social Justice) pathway, you will engage with cutting-edge research and explore key sociological, philosophical and political debates pertaining to power, equity and citizenship, including: cosmopolitanism, globalisation, human rights, migration, displacement, racism, xenophobia, structural inequity, and alternative forms of education as a form of agency, activism and resistance. 

The Education (Social Justice) programme from University of Birmingham has close links with the research-active Department of Education and Social Justice and you can expect high quality teaching from leading experts in policy analysis, critical theory and impacting social change.

The MA Education (Social Justice) pathway attracts a diversity of students from a broad range of education-focused disciplinary backgrounds. These include those who are teachers, education leaders, policy makers, social workers, youth and community support workers, those working in NGOs and in the justice system, and graduates of social science programmes more broadly, who wish to pursue a career in social justice and make an impact in society.


The MA Education (Social Justice) programme has been specially developed to prepare you to work in a wide range of education-focused roles in the community, voluntary or public sectors where you can utilise your skills and knowledge for the central purpose of social justice work and making a positive impact upon society. 

You may also decide to progress further onto a postgraduate research programme (including a PhD), or may wish to consider job opportunities in sectors requiring knowledge of education policy, inequality, and social justice more broadly.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education, Policy and Society
  • Research methods in education
  • Education and Social Justice
  • Alternative Approaches to Education
  • Dissertation
  • Citizenship, human rights and the environment
  • Education, Curriculum Design Planning and Social Justice
  • Education Policy and Improving Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree i.e. Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology) is required at 2:1 or above (or international equivalent).
  • Applicants without a 2:1 or a degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree as above) are welcome to apply, but should have a degree and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience post degree, in an education-focused setting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20430 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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