Postgraduate MA

Race, Education and Decolonial Thought

Gain in-depth, specialist knowledge and become an expert in decoloniality, racism, race and education studies.

Race, Education and Decolonial Thought

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Distance Learning
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    19 Sep 2022

Whether the discussion centres on racial inequality, political developments or the Black Lives Matter movement, issues relating to race, racism and decoloniality are more important than ever. This qualification, the first of its kind in the country, aims to raise awareness of these matters within many professional occupations. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Deepen your understanding of the contemporary discourse on race, racism and decoloniality globally
  • Draw on theory and practice from the Global South and Global North to analyse what race, racism and decoloniality mean within these contexts
  • Study race, identity and culture within the Black Atlantic diaspora and the impact of black philosophies and movements
  • Explore contemporary theoretical debates around critical whiteness studies and critical ethnic studies
  • Select option modules to tailor your learning to your academic interests or chosen career

Research focus
You’ll be taught by academic staff who have conducted extensive research in the areas of race and education. You’ll also have the option to engage in your own research-based learning. You could submit this for consideration for publication as part of the ongoing ‘Race and Education Working Paper Series’ within the school.

Further opportunities to get involved with international and policy making analyses will be available. The Carnegie School of Education engages with BAMEEd, Diverse Educators and numerous other Multi Academy Trust networks.

Collaborative study
International peer-to-peer learning will be accessible via a digital masterclass. You’ll be able to share ideas and network with fellow students from other institutions linked to your tutors.

Extended learning
Additionally, you’ll be able to attend short workshops on:

  • Discourse analysis
  • Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis
  • Grounded theory
  • Black feminist epistemologies and approaches

Why study Race, Education and Decolonial Thought at Leeds Beckett University

  1. Flexible learning with full-time, part-time and distance learning study options
  2. Professionally experienced teaching team
  3. Access to research expertise within the Centre for Race, Education & Decoloniality
  4. Dedicated pastoral care team
  5. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  6. Distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to changes taking place in society

Leeds Beckett Professor named as Patron of Race Equality Charter A Leeds Beckett University Professor has been named patron of a charter which aims to improve the representation, progression and success of Black and minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.