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University of Birmingham: MA Education (Comparative and International Perspectives)

Institution University of Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Education View department profile
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On the MA Education (Comparative and International Perspectives) pathway you will focus on the similarities and differences between structures, processes, dynamics, policies and practices of different education systems.

You will explore and seek to explain similarities and differences across cultures, countries and regions and learn about theory, epistemology and methodology and participate in critical debate in the field of comparative and international education. One area of application on the MA Education (Comparative and International) pathway,will be around how concepts of human rights may be used to develop educational policies and practices.

A series of core modules on this pathway will equip you with an economic, historical, philosophical and sociological framework for understanding the field of education and the skills required for conducting critical research. A central theme of the degree is the extent to which, and how, ideas, practices and values can impact on educational inclusion and equity. A range of optional modules will enable you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your interests and practice.

The course will be of particular interest to education practitioners and policymakers seeking a wider and deeper grounding in debates surrounding education equity. The focus on critical analysis will be especially attractive to those working in the field of equalities and diversity and those seeking new and innovative ways of improving educational outcomes for specific groups of learners within a fast-changing area of education reform


University of Birmingham
The School of Education

The School of Education has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in a wide range of areas of educational practice and policy.

The School has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills), confirming the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training., offering training for both Primary and Secondary Education.

It is an international leader within its field and one of the largest research-led schools of education in the …

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