The Development Education and Global Learning MA introduces students to a range of perspectives and approaches to development education, global learning and global citizenship. The programme offers a collaborative online learning environment through which students develop their own knowledge and skills, as well as interact with, and learn alongside, peers from around the world.
This programme provides students with a grounding in the current research and practice of development education, global learning and global citizenship. It also provides opportunity for participants to reflect critically on their own engagement and interest in these areas and how they link to broader educational debates, such as those related to education quality, aid and development, sustainable development, poverty and global inequality.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of either two core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (60 credits), or two core modules (60 credits), three optional modules (90 credits) and a report (30 credits).
Core modules -Development Education in the Era of Globalisation -Principles and Practices of Development Education
Optional modules -North - South Educational Partnership -Understanding Research
Options may also be selected from any other MA programme at UCL Institute of Education as long as they contribute to a coherent programme of study.
Dissertation/report Students submit either a dissertation of 17,000 words a 2,000-word research proposal, or a report of 8,000 words and a 1,500-word research proposal.
Teaching and learning All core modules within this programme are delivered online; students may choose to take optional modules either online or face-to-face. Modules are structured around independent engagement with literature, online discussions and group activities, and coursework assignments. Assessment is by written coursework.
Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas in countries around the world. Many are working as teachers and senior leaders in schools (in the UK and internationally), while others have found jobs as development education officers in NGOs. Graduates can also be found working as further and higher education lecturers. Their work includes a wide range of projects and initiatives both within formal education (e.g. in curriculum development, school awards, international partnerships) and in non-formal education (e.g. education campaigns and advocacy work).
Employability Graduates who complete this programme will have developed knowledge and skills in how to apply learning about global and international development issues to educational environments.
This knowledge and skills are increasingly seen as important by employers within education in order to enable learners to respond to the challenges of living and working in a global society.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment department at UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading centre for geography, business, mathematics, history, religious education, citizenship and science education. The department hosts top-rated initial teacher education programmes, innovative MA courses and a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities.
The Development Education Research Centre (DERC), which runs this programme, was established in 2006 with funding from the Department of International Development (DFID) to act as the hub for knowledge generation, new thinking and quality output on development education and related areas.
In addition to this programme, DERC conducts research and consultancy across primary, secondary, higher and non-formal education and supports a number of doctoral students. Students on the MA benefit from access to the most recent research and thinking in these areas, as well as opportunities to interact with an international network of educators and researchers.
Applicants are expected to have a minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor's degree or overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and an interest in education and learning about global and development issues.
Recipient: University College London
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