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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
October

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About Economics of Education at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • develop your understanding of the economics of education
  • assess the benefits and costs of education to individuals and society
  • evaluate economic policies in developing and developed countries
  • evaluate and critique the ways in which economists have applied economic principles to education and education policy-making.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • examine relationships between education and its benefits to individuals and society
  • apply key economic concepts, methods and ideas to education policy in both developing and developed countries
  • analyse and carry out research in your own field of work.
Who is this programme for?

People who would like to work in educational planning or policy, to engage in research in educational finance or economics, or to extend their understanding of the economic and financial aspects of education.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent that includes some economics. If your qualification is in another subject, you should also have appropriate experience of working in education.

Core topics
  • Economic perspectives on education policy
  • The economic value of education
  • Related topics
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Planning for education and development.
How are you assessed?

By coursework and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Face-to-face afternoon or evening sessions (timings may vary).

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • policy analysts in ministries of education or their associated agencies in countries around the world
  • university tutors and researchers
  • teachers and senior leaders in schools
  • researchers in educational charities.
More information

For more information, please see our programme prospectus

Please note that we also offer the MSc in Economics of Education. The MSc is distinct because it is a research masters programme that is intended to develop economic and quantitative research skills to prepare individuals for further research.

 

Core modules
  • Economic Perspectives Of Education Policy
  • The Economic Value of Education
Recommended modules
  • Planning for Education and Development
  • Understanding Education Policy

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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 that includes some economics. If your qualification is in another subject, you should also have appropriate experience of working in education.

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