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EQ307 - Education, race and ethnicity: inequalities in Europe

  • Module code: EQ307
  • Module name: Education, race and ethnicity: inequalities in Europe
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. To explore the links between ‘race’/ethnicity and educational inequalities in Europe (in this context limited to the EU); 2. To enhance students’ knowledge of how ‘race’/ethnicity is conceptualised in education, in different national contexts; 3. To explore the complexities of racial/ethnic inequalities and the way they impact on the education of particular populations 4. To facilitate a comparative analysis of different educational approaches to diversity and their application in practice; 5. To explore the ways in which ‘race’/ethnicity intersects with gender and faith to shape educational experiences and outcomes.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of the module the student is expected to: 1. Understand the key concepts of ‘race’ and ethnicity and recognize their link with educational inequalities in selected EU countries; 2. Identify different ways of conceptualising ‘race’ and ethnicity in European educational systems and understand their development and applications over time 3. Understand and be able to analyse the various and complex ways in which inequalities of ‘race’ and ethnicity impact on the educational outcomes of particular populations 4. Be able to contextualise and critically compare policies and practice in relation to diversity in education in specific national and EU frameworks; 5. Understand the intersection between ‘race’/ethnicity, gender and faith in particular European educational systems and the impact of intersecting inequalities on particular populations.

Timetabled teaching activities

Three hours a week in Autumn Term

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EQ307-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 20%
Assessed Course Work 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 3