Knowledge, power and politics rest at the heart of education. Recognising that education takes a wide variety of forms and is subject to different, often competing agendas across the globe, this MPhil in Knowledge, Power and Politics explores fundamental questions relating to: the roles of education in societies; transnational debates about the nature of knowledge formation and its circulation; and 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-on-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.
- 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.
- a comprehensive understanding of research techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature applicable to their specific educational domain;
- demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
- shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
- demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.
Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II.i Honours Degree. If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
Fees and funding
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