Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM914: Education Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (10 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Jonathan Doney ()





Available via distance learning


Have you ever wondered what education is for, who it serves, or who decides how it should be organised? This module will enable you to take a critical and questioning approach to a number of the big issues in education and to further develop an engaged and informed understanding. The big issues will be chosen so that they cover a wide variety of global and contemporary topics – e.g.  mental health, creativity, social justice. You will be encouraged to explore each issue by adopting a number of different disciplinary lenses (historical, philosophical, psychological and sociological). The module will introduce you to key research, policies, and theories which relate to each of these issues, so that you will be well equipped to contest and debate them. This module provides an important foundation for further study on our other MA Education modules and will be accessible for current and future educational professionals alike. There are no pre-requisites to this module.

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