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.
See the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/development-education-global-learning-ma
- Application dates:
January 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 7 December 2015
October 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 1 August 2016
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international
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
North - South Educational Partnership
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.
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.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships
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).
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading centre for geography, business, mathematics, history, reigious 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.
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply?
This programme is suited to people who manage and deliver development education, global learning, global citizenship or related programmes anywhere in the world, including professionals working in schools, NGOs, youth work, further community or adult education or higher education around the world.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Development Education and Global Learning at graduate level
- why you want to study Development Education and Global Learning at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
For more information see our Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply
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.