Understanding social justice internationally: issues, theories and approaches

EDS 851


This core module focuses on international education development, introducing you to historical and present projects and key organisations, policies and practices.

We will consider the impact of these on social stratification, and the ways in which education policy can influence worldwide social justice.

Gaining practical research experience is central to this module. You will work alongside your cohort peers and engage in an action research project, which is praxis-oriented and involves the community or group under study.

Your community, group or organisation will be advocating for social justice in education. Working in this research environment, you’ll explore education issues for particular populations within the wider context of global justice.

You’ll gain valuable experience as a researcher while also improving your theoretical knowledge of the field. The module’s assessment is via a 7,000-word paper, which may be suitable for journal publication or presentation at conference.