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MA Education, Gender and International Development

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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 opportunities to:
• 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.

Former students work for governments, NGOs, donor organisations, schools and universities around the world.

Mixed mode, including face-to-face sessions during the day and evening, intensive courses and online learning. Start in October, January or April.

How are you assessed?
By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 20,000-word dissertation or a 10,000-word report

Core topics
• Gender, education and development
• Education in low- and middle-income countries

Related topics
• Development education in the era of globalisation
• Gender: theory and practice in education
• Introduction to social research
• Justice: contemporary social issues and perspectives
• Learning and teaching in the context of Education for All

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Visit the MA Education, Gender and International Development page on the University College London web site for more details!

UCL Institute of Education
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Good first degree or equivalent and, normally, appropriate experience in a low- or middle-income country
Please see website
October, April
MA, PSS Funding
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Masters study type: Full time Masters study type: Part time

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Education Development Studies

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