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University of Cambridge: Education (Knowledge, Power and Politics)

Institution University of Cambridge
Department Single Tier Structure
Study type Taught


How are education systems around the world governed, with what kind of knowledge's in what kinds of place? This pathway explores these profoundly important questions and the nature of the consequences for social justice.

Students joining this course will:

benefit from teaching by internationally renowned Faculty staff who are actively involved in cutting-edge research and policy advice in the area of knowledge production in the contemporary global world of education, its political nature, diverse settings and issues of social justice; closely engage with the work of the Faculty’s Education, Knowledge, Power and Politics research cluster; join a select group of no more than 25 to 30 students per year; experience a teaching approach that promotes active, participatory, inclusive and research-oriented pedagogy; enjoy personalised support and mentoring through one-to-one supervision; connect with a friendly and vibrant community from across the world; benefit from access to research groups and networks across the University of Cambridge; and develop skills for employability across a range of organisations concerned with research, policy and practice. The MPhil is offered by the Faculty of Education as a full-time course and introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are:

to examine the theoretical frameworks used in the study of education and its constituent disciplines; provide training in research methods appropriate to education; advance students’ capacity for professional reflection and judgment; cater for a range of specialists interested within the field of education or one of its constituent disciplines.

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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