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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

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How you will study
full-time, part-time, mixed-mode

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About Development Education at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • introduce a range of perspectives and approaches to development education
  • develop, through critical reflection, the skills you need to reassess the relationship between theory and practice in development education
  • examine where and how development education contributes to broader educational and development policy goals in a range of societies.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • meet other students from diverse contexts with a range of experiences
  • reflect critically on your own engagement and interest in development education
  • contribute to debates and discussions on development education principles and practices at an international level
  • relate perspectives on development education to broader educational debates, such as those on global citizenship and sustainable development
  • develop the knowledge and skills gained from the programme in your own work environment.
Who is this programme for?

People who manage and deliver development education or related programmes, particularly within NGOs, professional bodies and government departments. Professionals in teaching, youth work, further, community or adult education or higher education who apply development education principles and practices within their work environment.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent, and an interest in or understanding of global and development issues within education and society. Experience of working in development education or a related field is desirable.

Core topics
  • Principles and practices in development education
  • Development education in the era of globalisation.
Related topics
  • Gender, education and development
  • Learning, education and development
  • North-south educational partnerships
  • Training for development education.
How are you assessed?

By coursework (usually one or two assignments per module) and a 20,000- word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Online learning for the required modules; the attendance for optional modules varies.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers and senior leaders in schools (in the UK and internationally)
  • development education officers in NGOs
  • further and higher education lecturers.

 

Core modules
  • Development Education In The Era Of Globalisation
  • Principles and Practices of Development Education
Recommended modules
  • North-South Educational Partnerships
  • Training for Development Education

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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree or equivalent, and an interest in or understanding of global and development issues within education and society. Experience of working in development education or a related field is desirable.

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