Education, Health Promotion and International Development (MA)

University College London the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 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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About Education, Health Promotion and International Development at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • identify key concepts and issues in education, health promotion and international development
  • develop the knowledge and skills you need to write project proposals and plans to implement and evaluate health promotion initiatives
  • reflect on research, analysis, policy and practice in relation to education and health promotion in low- and middle-income countries
  • enable you to critically review arguments, advance your own analysis and undertake research on education, international development and the promotion of health and well-being.

This masters degree offers the opportunity to:

  • study a programme that is unique in the UK
  • learn from experts in health promotion and education in lowand middle-income contexts
  • benefit from taking part in lectures and seminars given by international guest speakers
  • work with a diverse student group (our alumni are from more than 80 countries)
  • take part in a study visit to Paris (not included in the programme fee), incorporating UNESCO and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
  • become a member of the London International Development Centre, a multidisciplinary centre of the University of London.
Who is this programme for?

Professionals and practitioners working in health, education, health promotion and/ or social development in low- or middleincome countries; also those who would like to transfer their expertise in highincome countries to these contexts.

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
  • Participatory planning and project management for health promotion in the context of international development.
Related topics
  • Developing and promoting health and well-being
  • Economic perspectives on education policy
  • Education and development in Asia
  • Education and Muslim communities
  • Gender, education and development
  • Gender: theory and practice in education
  • Introduction to social research
  • Learners, learning and teaching in the context of Education for All
  • Planning for education and development
  • Theories of childhood and children's rights.
How are you assessed?

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


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

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • policy-makers and advisers in government ministries and departments
  • policy and programme managers in international NGOs and development agencies
  • teachers and lecturers in schools, colleges and universities
  • international development consultants
  • PhD students.


Core modules
  • Education And International Development: Concepts, Theories And Issues
  • Promoting Health And Wellbeing: Planning, Practice And Participation
Recommended modules
  • Children's Rights In Practice
  • Economic Perspectives Of Education Policy
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Education and Muslim Communities
  • 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
  • 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 - 2 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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