Education, Gender and International Development (MA)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

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

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Education, Gender and International Development at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • develop your understanding of the gender dimensions of research, analysis, policy and practice in relation to education in low- and middle-income countries
  • encourage you to reflect on theory, practice and research, critically review arguments and advance your own analysis
  • encourage you to consider how developing countries connect with more affluent and powerful regions of the world
  • enable you to research aspects of education, gender and international development of personal and/or professional importance.

The masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • study a programme that is unique in the UK
  • look at a range of current issues and debates, including discussions about girls' access to and achievements in school; femininities, masculinities and gender relations within education; the ways in which the state and society shapes the politics of gender and education; and approaches to social justice and education
  • make a study visit to Paris (not included in the tuition fee), incorporating UNESCO and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
  • study at least one module online.
Who is this programme for?

Professionals with an interest in gender, education and development, who would like to reflect and build on their experience of working in these areas.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent and, normally, appropriate experience in a low- or middle-income country.

Core topics
  • Gender, education and development
  • Education and international development: concepts, theories and issues.
Related topics
  • Development education in the era of globalisation
  • Gender: theory and practice in education
  • Introduction to social research
  • Learners, learning and teaching in the context of Education for All.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Mixed mode, including face-to-face sessions during the day and evening, intensive courses, and online learning.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • specialist professionals in NGOs and international development organisations
  • teachers and education managers
  • government officials and civil servants
  • university lecturers worldwide.


Core modules
  • Education And International Development: Concepts, Theories And Issues
  • Gender, Education and Development
Recommended modules
  • Economic Perspectives Of Education Policy
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Education and Muslim Communities
  • 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-time, Mixed-modeHow 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 and, normally, appropriate experience in a low- or middle-income country.

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