What will I learn?

The Sociology of Education MA will guide students through the latest theories, concepts and research in the sociology of education, exploring the wider political, social and cultural contexts of policy and practice in education. It will encourage them to use sociological research to reflect on their current and future roles in education and provide them with a grounding for evaluating education practice.

About this degree

Students will develop critical theoretical, methodological and analytical skills in educational research in the sociology of education field and learn to apply them in their own professional context.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a mix of face-to-face evening sessions and interactive online learning. Sometimes a conventional lecture-based approach is taken, with the aim of providing an overview of the field. Lectures are usually followed by open discussion or group work. At other times a seminar format is adopted involving, for example, gr

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working as lecturers and teachers, local authority officers, government department officers, members of education think tanks, or as research students (MPhil/PhD, EdD).

Employability

Students develop a capacity to critically engage with and conduct educational research on issues relating to sociology and education.

Which department am I in?

Education, Practice & Society

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,300.00 (US$ 31,580) per year
Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

London, Bloomsbury

17-19, Gordon Street,

London,

WC1H 0AH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who want to enter to graduate programmes at UCL usually require either an upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. Students need to have Bachelor's degree with a final CGPA of 3.3/4.0 are considered for Upper second-class (2:1) and students with final CGPA of 3.0/4.0 are considered for Lower second-class (2:2).

For international students

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in sociology or a related discipline is required. Some educational experience in either teaching or administration is considered an advantage. IELTS: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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