The purpose of the Evaluation, Education and Social Inequality course from Aarhus University is to enable students to (A) evaluate and assess policy problems through provision of tools.
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The Evaluation, Education and Social Inequality course from Aarhus University deals more concretely with the use of problems to analyze and produce examinations of the link between education and social inequality (B), questioning whether schools are a mechanism of social equality, enabling less privileged, people living in poverty, and disadvantaged children to get ahead in life or whether schools and societies perpetuate the hardships faced by underprivileged populations. 


After completing this module, students have knowledge of and the ability to reflect on and identify:

  • a selected area relevant to educational sociology


After completing this module, students are able to:

  • carry out an empirically and/or theoretically founded analysis of the field they have chosen
  • present the result of an empirically and/or theoretically based analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 days
  • Credits
    10 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • Topics include the importance of quantity and quality of schooling for success; the ways in which ethnicity, gender, and social class background structure students educational experiences; the policy effect of tracking and ability grouping within schools; and the link between schooling, policies and the economy.


Martin David Munk

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Course specific:

  • To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.
  • Exchange students: nomination from your home university
  • Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency


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