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Postgraduate Education at Manchester Met

If someone asked you to explain why we educate people, what would you say? Education isn’t simply about the ability to read and write. It’s understanding how our minds, our families, and our societies influence the way we learn. How education – and a lack of it – shapes our future. Through our courses, you’ll explore themes from the history of education to the impact of gender and disability on our ability to learn, from the use of the arts to regenerate a deprived, urban area to whether play can help adults to learn.

You’ll learn from lecturers who have both academic and practical experience, having worked with children across a range of sectors. As well as teaching, many have worked as nurses, youth workers and managers within local authorities. You’ll be able to draw upon this broad spectrum of knowledge to build the expertise that will prepare you for your career.

As a postgraduate student, your study will be informed by the Faculty’s Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI). ESRI is one of the leading UK centres for Applied Educational Research and Evaluation, and is home to a thriving research community. We were ranked in the UK’s top 20 for impact in education in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 100% of our research being rated ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’.

Education Leadership

Advance your understanding of leadership practices at home and abroad. Critique models of management and change. Explore and understand the conversation around effective education. Our courses are designed for professionals working across the field of education to develop the skills and knowledge so that they can pursue a leadership role.

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Special Education Needs and Inclusive Education

Examine alternative approaches to inclusion and diversity in education. Reflect on your understanding of special educational needs. Our Special Education Needs (SEN) courses focus on the hidden voices in education, and considers alternative ways to encourage the inclusion of children and adults who are marginalised from typical modes of learning.

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International Education:

Explore the relationship between education and environmental, technological and social change. Critically analyse international initiatives, education performance, and development issues. You’ll be introduced to the international landscape of education and develop your understanding of how globalisation has changed the way that education is understood and practiced around the world.

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For more information about our courses please visit our website or book your place on one of our open days to visit us on campus.


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