Postgraduate PG Dip

Race, Education and Decolonial Thought

Gain in-depth, specialist knowledge and become an expert in decoloniality, racism, race and education studies on this flexible postgraduate course.

Race, Education and Decolonial Thought

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Distance Learning
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    2 Years
  • Start date


    16 Sep 2024

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 flexible course, the first of its kind in the country, will enable you to raise awareness of these matters across professional occupations. 

As part of this distance learning programme, you’ll:

  • Deepen your understanding of the contemporary global discourse on race, racism and decoloniality
  • 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 your work 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 analysis will be available. Carnegie School of Education engages with BAMEEd, Diverse Educators and numerous other Multi Academy Trust networks.

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

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

Why study Race, Education & Decolonial Thought at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Flexible learning - with full-time and part-time distance learning study options 
  2. Learn from experts - you'll be taught by a professionally experienced teaching team
  3. Access to research expertise - within the Centre for Race, Education & Decoloniality
  4. Strong and meaningful partnerships - with schools and community organisations
  5. Distinctive and creative programmes - that are responsive to changes taking place in society

MA Race, Education & Decolonial Thought - student experience Sabah shares her thoughts about studying on the course.