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International Development and Education, MA

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About International Development and Education, MA - at Newcastle University

The International Development and Education MA will give you a better understanding of the future of learning. The course will appeal to anyone concerned about development issues, government policy and the reduction of poverty using entrepreneurial ideas.

You'll be debating challenging questions such as:

  • What is the future of learning in the 21st century?
  • How can we guarantee education for all across the developing world?
  • What is the future role of international agencies, national governments and the private sector in education?
  • Is the traditional model of schooling still fit for purpose?
  • What alternative solutions are available and what role will technology play in the future of learning?

On this course you will get the opportunity to discuss these topics with our world class faculty, which includes:

  • Dr Steve Humble
  • Professor Pauline Dixon
  • Dr James Stanfield.

Our teaching is informed by research conducted by the EG West Centre. It is the world's leading authority on the growth and development of affordable private schools serving low income communities across the developing world.  Recent research has focused on post conflict countries such as South Sudan, Liberia and Sierra Leone and on the growth and expansion of chains of low cost private schools in different countries around the world.

The International Development and Education MA will give you a better understanding of the future of learning. The course will appeal to anyone concerned about development issues, government policy and the reduction of poverty using entrepreneurial ideas.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 100 for Development Studies - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Placements

The two to four week placement module offers an exciting opportunity to visit a country in the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America).

Currently we are working with local charities, Coco and Team Kenya, to offer exciting placements in Tanzania and Kenya. We also offer placements in schools with our contacts in Ecuador and India. The self-funded visit will provide you with an invaluable experience that will bring issues learnt on the course to life.

The placement module can also be taken in the UK, across Europe, or in your country of origin, with the agreement of the Degree Programme Director.

Facilities

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.

You will have access to a range of IT systems and software, and library resources including electronic journals and databases.

Notes about fees for this course

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/international-development-education-ma/?utm_source=referral-study-link&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=international-development-education-ma&utm_campaign=PG3PL-study-link#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

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

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)     
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)

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

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