Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) (MA)

Newcastle University

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12 months

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About Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) at Newcastle University

The MA Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) will help you achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of key current issues in teaching, learning and pedagogy in an international context.

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • the study of education and pedagogy in international contexts
  • the option to investigate learning in real classrooms
  • the chance to study alongside part-time colleagues who are practising UK teachers

The course is for teaching and learning professionals who are keen to develop their careers in all education sectors, such as:

  • nursery 
  • primary
  • secondary
  • tertiary
  • higher education

The course builds on a strong research base in two research centres. The research centres are in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences:

  • the Centre for Learning and Teaching
  • SOLE Central

It is also supported by the North Leadership Centre and draws on the expertise of many highly regarded academics. These include:

  • Professor Sugata Mitra
  • Professor David Leat

The Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) MA is one of a suite of courses. You may also be interested in:

  • Education: International Perspectives (Leadership and Management), MA
  • Education: International Perspectives (Technology in Education), MA

The MAs are flexible in nature and you will have the option to study modules across the three different courses.


The majority of taught modules are in the first semester, including some sessions which run in the early evening and on Saturdays. During the year there is a development to a greater element of self-study and semi-independent research and project work.

You complete the course with a research project focusing on a topic of interest to you.

There is an extended induction programme that provides you with support for advanced study. This includes assignment writing and information, communications and technology (ICT) training.


You will have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your taught modules. Your placement will be in an educational setting such as a local primary or secondary school. This is enjoyable and useful in contextualising your understanding of learning theory.


As a student in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences you'll have access to facilities and a growing collection of online resources, including:

  • a well-stocked Education Resource Centre
  • Language Analysis Lab
  • a phonetics lab
  • an audio-video lab
  • a recording studio

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. Experience in an educational context is desirable but not essential.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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