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MA in Education, Policy and Society

King's College London
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2023
Application deadline: 24 July 2023
King's College London

About this program

MA in Education, Policy and Society

Our Education, Policy & Society MA is an interdisciplinary course which draws on sociology, political science, economics and history to address the challenges of education policy and provision. It 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.

Admission requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate Bachelor’s (honours) degree

If you have a lower degree classification or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Master's or PGDip).

English language requirements

English language band: B

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Nationals of majority English speaking countries (as defined by the UKVI) who have permanently resided in this country are not usually required to complete an additional English language test. This is also the case for applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of at least three years duration), a postgraduate taught degree (of at least one year), or a PhD in a majority English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI) within five years of the course start date.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Education, Policy & the City
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the college website for more information



  • Full time: £10,470 per year (2023/24)
  • Part time: £5,238 per year (2023/24); £4,584 per year (fast-track 2023/24)


  • Full time: £20,940 per year (2023/24)
  • Part time: £10,470 per year (2023/24); £8,760 per year (fast-track 2023/24)


Key Benefits

  • Cutting-edge policy analysis drawing on contemporary research.
  • Interdisciplinary and critical approach to 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.
  • Located in the heart of London.

Career paths

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.

About this institute

King's College London

King's College London is one of the top 35 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022) and among the oldest in England (founded 1829). The university has more than 29,600 students, with just under 11,000 being international students from...

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King's College London

WC2R 2LS London

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