Educational Planning, Economics and International Development, University College London (UCL)

University College London (UCL) 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

Course starts
January, October

International course fees
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About Educational Planning, Economics and International Development at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • provide you with the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to work in educational planning, policy, management and administration in the context of international development
  • identify the interconnections between society and the economy, and the implications for educational planning
  • apply economic principles to educational planning issues
  • critique the ways in which economic analysis and evidence are applied to education policy issues
  • understand the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to educational planning
  • analyse an educational planning problem in the context of the national economy and its development.

This masters degree provides an opportunity to:

  • interact with international guest speakers and internationally renowned researchers
  • share your perspectives and experiences with a diverse student group
  • make a study visit to Paris (not included in the course fee) incorporating UNESCO and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).
Who is this programme for?

People who work or would like to work with bilateral and multilateral aid organisations, in the non-formal sector or in government departments concerned with education and international development.

Entry requirements

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

Core topics
  • Economic perspectives on education policy
  • Education in low- and middle-income countries
  • Planning for education and development.
Related topics
  • Development education in the era of globalisation
  • The economic value of education
  • 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
  • Participatory planning and project management for health promotion in the context of international development.
How are you assessed?

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


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

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • government staff worldwide
  • research centre staff
  • not for profit and charity workers.


Core modules
  • Economic Perspectives Of Education Policy
  • Education And International Development: Concepts, Theories And Issues
  • Planning for Education and Development
Recommended modules
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • 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
  • Promoting Health And Wellbeing: Planning, Practice And Participation
  • School Effectiveness and School Improvement
  • The Economic Value of Education
  • 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 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuary, 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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