The Education and International Development MA will introduce students to the concepts of development and educational development, and help them assess the role of education and learning in the development process by examining theory and research. It will examine contemporary policy issues regarding education in low- and middle-income countries.
- Application dates
January 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 7 December 2015
September 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 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 the opportunity to develop professional skills for working in international education, and skills and knowledge in research methods. Students benefit from being taught by renowned researchers of international education and international guest speakers. Students will also meet a diverse student group (our alumni are from more than 80 countries) and will make a study visit to Paris (not included in the course fee) incorporating UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).
- Core Modules
Education and International Development: Concepts, Theories and Issues
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.
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, for example one is an education adviser for the UK Department for International Development, while another is an education programme manager for an international NGO and yet another is a teacher education specialist.
Top career destinations for this degree:
- Education Specialist, UNICEF (2011)
- Examination Services Manager, British Council in Tanzania (2012)
- Head of Education Policy, Save the Children (2013)
- Deputy Head of School, English School (2013)
- Education Project Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (2013)
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Department of Education, Practice and Society at UCL Institute of Education is the well-established home of an interdisciplinary grouping bringing together high-quality teaching and research in the history, sociology and philosophy of education and international development.
The department has extensive experience and expertise in education planning, health, gender and violent conflicts and education in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 'policy sociology', education, equality and human rights: issues of gender, 'race', sexuality, disability, social class and education in emergencies.
Linking research, policy and practice, the result is an extraordinarily powerful learning community.
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 working in the formal and non-formal sectors in education and international development.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Education and International Development at graduate level
- why you want to study Education and International Development 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 the Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply
A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.