This brand new Masters invites you to study education in a global context, understanding the impact of globalisation on the world’s citizens and exploring the resulting cultural diversity, multiculturalism and economic benefits.
•Unique in the North West, this new programme focuses on education in a local, national and global context as a catalyst for change
•Study key, contemporary issues and enhance your learning with an international work placement
•Learn from research-active staff who have extensive experience of international education and publish widely
•Undertake research in an area of particular interest to you, supported by inspirational, multi-disciplinary staff
Available to study on a full or a part time basis, this course is taught via a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops as well as online materials.
As with any Masters course, there is a strong emphasis on independent learning. A particular feature of this course is the opportunity to enhance your knowledge with an overseas work placement.
Work experience is fully integrated into the programme, both as a means of understanding more about different societies and to enable you to identify your own interests and develop your career.
From the moment you join the course you will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will be responsible for your academic and personal progress throughout the course. Other support is available via our Student Support Zones and libraries, which stay open in the evenings and at weekends during term time.
The course is based in the leafy suburb of Aigburth, at the IM Marsh Campus, about four miles from the city centre. The campus is known for its friendliness and strong sense of community.
As an LJMU student, however, you will also have access to our city centre libraries and learning resources.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
-Education, Society and Culture (core)
-Critically reviews the inter-relationship between education, society and culture across a variety of educational contexts
-Research Methods (core)
-Encourages students to identify and critically evaluate appropriate research methodologies and methods for their own research
-Education and Globalisation (core)
-Provides students with a critical understanding of the process of globalisation and its impact on education and social justice
-Competing Philosophies of Education (core)
-Introduces students to important debates and traditions within the philosophy of education as a discipline and how these relate to on-going issues in globalisation and social change
-Educational governance; politics, power and education (core)
-Provides a critical perspective of different systems of educational governance within the context of political, cultural, social and economic influences. It examines the sources and use of power within educational settings
-Adult and Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (optional)*
-Enables students to critically analyse a range of approaches to adult and continuing education and lifelong learning and to develop a critical understanding of the impact of cultural contexts in shaping the form and content of adult and continuing education
-International Practice of Education (optional)*
-Enables students to critically explore the diversity of approaches taken to organising and providing education across Europe and beyond, this is achieved through both academic study and practical experience.
-Global Issues, Childhood and Education (optional)*
Allows students to critically examine contemporary global issues affecting children and their families drawing on key debates in education and care
Provides the opportunity for students to design and carry out a project on a topic in the area of education and globalisation
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.