International education is a complex and changing subject. Education professionals have the challenge of promoting economic growth and competition, while supporting the development of sustainable and cohesive societies to promote equity and social justice.
Attracting individuals across the UK and around the world, this course asks you to think deeply around questions relating to the economics, politics and social issues relating to education and development. We’ll equip you with a good grounding in statistical and qualitative research approaches, to prepare you for your dissertation module in the final trimester.
We’ll give you an in-depth understanding of the issues relating to educational development around the world. You’ll have opportunities work with, and learn from, students taking our other MA education programmes – Education Studies: Early Years; and Education: Leadership and Management. This can add breadth to your study, alongside your primary focus on international education.
We’ll equip you with a good grounding in statistical and qualitative research approaches. This will prepare you for writing your dissertation in the final trimester, in which you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding in a particular area of international education through in-depth research.
The course is structured over three trimesters and totals 180 credits.
In your first trimester, you’ll study the MA Education core module Education: Economics, Politics and Society plus your award core module.
In the second trimester, you’ll study the core module Social Science Research, plus two 15-credit elective modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award.
In your third trimester, you’ll research and write your Dissertation on a topic relevant to your award.
You’ll benefit from a rich and stimulating learning environment. The course is taught by active researchers with up-to-date knowledge of International Education. All modules are taught through lectures, small-group seminars and individual tutorials.
There are no written exams on this course; each module is assessed through coursework. This typically involves an essay of 2,500 words for a 15 credit module or 5,000 words for a 30 credit module. For some modules assessment may be by verbal presentation or online activity. The dissertation is 15,000 – 20,000 words and focuses on an area agreed with a specialist tutor, who will offer guidance on structure and academic writing.
Career opportunities include professional, leadership and management roles within learning institutions; professional, leadership and management roles within organisations involved in providing learning resources, opportunities and assessment; and policy roles at a range of levels in the education sectors.