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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

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  • Last Updated

    02 January 2018

Course content

Our MA is an innovative degree that offers a challenging and engaging course of study for anyone interested in the field of global and international education. The course responds to the sometimes rapid changes to education on a global and international scale.

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Course detail

You will study a multidisciplinary postgraduate degree course consisting of six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation. It can be studied full-time over the course of one year, or up to three years part-time.

There are two compulsory modules designed to introduce you to the terrain of global and international education, and the approaches used to understand this terrain:

• Theoretical Perspectives on Global and International Education

Introduces you to the key theoretical perspectives and concepts relating to global and international contexts of education.

• Researching Education in a Global World

You will be introduced to education research methods to support your dissertation.


It is suitable for anyone with an interest in education on a global and international scale, particularly for those who wish to pursue a career as an educational professional, or who wish to work in governmental and non-governmental roles both nationally and internationally.


Optional modules:

• Global Childhoods

• Internationalisation of Higher Education: Transformation and Exploitation

• Development Education 1: issues and challenges

• Development Education 2: enquiry and impact

• Intercultural Learning through Study Visits

• The Intercultural Dimension

• Ethics and Globalisation and Thinking Cosmopolitanism.


Formal contact hours with tutors involve lecture, seminar, discussion and workshop type activities. Lectures are used to underpin key concepts and challenges and initiate areas of study. Seminars, workshops and discussions focus on developing critical thinking, enabling you to comment upon particular aspects of current research; and to devise, justify and sustain your arguments.

You are expected to work independently as well as collaboratively in pairs, groups and action learning sets to aid support and critical reflection and you will also benefit from access to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers further study and self-help mechanisms.


A range of written assignments and final dissertation.

What can I do next?

This course is particularly suitable if you wish to pursue a career as an educational professional, or wish to work in governmental and non- governmental roles both nationally and internationally. It is also be of interest to existing teachers seeking middle and senior leadership in teaching, as well as those interested in other aspects of school sector service provision, and those working in education systems. Graduates can also go on to study at doctoral level.

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Fees and Funding

See our postgraduate fees and funding page to discover the loans, scholarships and bursaries available.


Visit the MA Global and International Education page on the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more details!




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