Education and International Development (MA)

University College London the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

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

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Education and International Development at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • introduce concepts of development and educational development
  • assess the role of education and learning in the development process by examining theory and research
  • examine contemporary policy issues regarding education in low- and middle-income countries.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • develop professional skills for working in international education, and skills and knowledge in research methods
  • be taught by renowned researchers of international education and international guest speakers
  • meet a diverse student group (our alumni are from more than 80 countries)
  • benefit from participatory interactive teaching methods
  • make a study visit to Paris (not included in the course fee) incorporating UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
  • take some modules online.
Who is this programme for?

People working in the formal and non-formal sectors in education and international development.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent, for example, our BA Education Studies (Honours) and, normally, appropriate experience in a low- or middle-income country.

Core topics
  • Education and international development: concepts, theories and issues
  • International development.
Related topics
  • Learners, learning and teaching in the context of Education for All
  • Education and Muslim communities
  • Planning for education and development
  • Gender, education and development
  • Gender: theory and practice in education
  • Social research
  • Participatory planning and project management for health promotion in the context of international development
  • Developing and promoting health and well-being: concepts and issues.
How are you assessed?

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

Attendance

Mixed mode, including face-to-face daytime or evening sessions, intensive modules, and online learning.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • education adviser for the UK Department for International Development
  • education programme manager for an international NGO
  • teacher education specialist.

 

Core modules
  • Education And International Development: Concepts, Theories And Issues
Recommended modules
  • Children's Rights In Practice
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Education And International Development: Concepts, Theories And Issues
  • Gender, Education and Development
  • Gender: Theory and Practice in Education
  • Introduction to Social Research in Health Promotion
  • Learners, Learning and Teaching in the Context of Education for All
  • Planning for Education and Development
  • Promoting Health And Wellbeing: Planning, Practice And Participation
  • Theories of Childhood and Children's Rights

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

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, for example, our BA Education Studies (Honours) and, normally, appropriate experience in a low- or middle-income country.

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