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Admission requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification. Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the Program of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually. For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content


Foundation Courses

  • Induction Module

Postgraduate Certificate Level

  • Education, Society and Culture
  • Competing Philosophies of Education
  • Education, Globalisation and Social Justice

Postgraduate Diploma Level

  • Critique, Power and Transformation in Education
  • The Critically Reflective Practitioner
  • Research Design

Postgraduate Award Level

  • Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.


MA in Education

Educational aims of the Program:

To provide a critical and analytical framework for students to engage with academic concepts, theories, debates and research in the multidisciplinary study of education in the globalised world.

To equip students with a critical awareness of key theoretical debates and issues enabling them to develop a critical understanding, evaluation and ethical position in relation to education and social justice issues.

To provide a range of learning activities and experiences as a critical context for intellectual development enabling students to critically engage with research in a way that is applicable and relevant to their own academic and practice context.

To enable students to reflect on and challenge their own and others' values and assumptions in order to promote socially just policy, and inclusive and ethical practice in education

Continuing studies

A student successfully completing the Program of study will have acquired the following subject knowledge and understanding as well as skills and other attributes.

A student who is eligible for this award will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate systematic knowledge and critical understanding of theories and concepts appropriate to the study of education, globalisation and social justice.
  2. Use knowledge of different philosophical views of education to inform critical debate about its role in a range of national and international contexts.
  3. Demonstrate practical understanding of how techniques of research and enquiry are used to create an original interpretation of knowledge in relation to the study of education, globalisation and social justice.
  4. Explore the implications of relevant theory, research and policy in the context of educational governance and practice.
  5. Demonstrate critical awareness of the role of educational policy and practice in addressing social justice issues in the globalised world.
  6. Plan an appropriate investigative project that involves elements of education and globalisation as fields of study.
  7. Synthesise ideas based on study, reflection and/or experience, to create responses to problems that expand or redefine existing knowledge.
  8. Challenge own and others' values and assumptions in order to promote socially just policy, and inclusive and ethical practice in education
  9. Synthesise effectively and communicate the outcomes of a study in ways consistent with relevant academic conventions.
  10. Critically examine educational policy and practice in complex and unfamiliar situations through systematic, ethical investigation.
  11. Manage time effectively.
  12. Demonstrate Self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and the ability to act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks.
  13. Identify dilemmas and ethical dimensions in complex and unfamiliar situations and acknowledge positionality in these contexts.
  14. Analyse and critically evaluate data from a wide range of reliable sources to develop knowledge and critical understanding.
  15. Research and present findings using appropriate methods of investigation.
  16. Communicate clearly and confidently in both spoken and written form.
  17. Work independently as well as part of a team.

About this institute

Liverpool John Moores University - Unicaf

The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society. It was the first such institution to...

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Liverpool John Moores University - Unicaf

Rodney House 70
Mount Pleasant
L3 5UX Liverpool
United Kingdom

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