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Education (International Education) MA (PGCert PGDip)

Course Description

Course in brief

The University of Brighton is one of the UK's largest teacher training universities, rated ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted inspection.

This degree will benefit you if you are an education professional wishing to gain a depth of specialist knowledge in the field of international education and formalise your knowledge with a postgraduate qualification.

Studying with us, you will graduate with an in-depth and critical understanding of educational theory and its application to learning and teaching in international education.

Teaching is delivered by an experienced teaching team with an outstanding national and international reputation.

Course structure

The course takes one year of full-time study to complete.

Each 20-credit module requires six to ten hours per week of study which is made up of reading, work based or individual learning, reflective practice, maintaining contact online in addition to attending tutor-led sessions. The programmes are likely to include twilight and Saturday sessions as well as weekdays.

Every June we host an education research conference as part of our postgraduate professional development programmes. The conference is designed to be of interest to current and recent graduates, teaching colleagues, EdD, PhD and MA students, and local professional practitioners and partners. It provides an opportunity to learn about local practitioner research findings and to network with colleagues.


Core modules:

Engaging with Professional Development (taught, 20 credits)
International Policy in Education and Development (taught, 20 credits)
International Policy in Education and Development (taught, 20 credits)
Literature and Research in Education (taught, 20 credits)
Research Contexts - Introduction to Research Methodology (taught, 20 credits)
Theory, Policy and Practice in Comparative and International Education (taught, 20 credits)
Research project (60 credits)

Optional modules:

Issues in Teaching and Learning (taught, 20 credits)
Management and Leadership in Education (taught, 20 credits)

Careers and employability

This programme ensures that graduates leave university with advanced professional knowledge, skills and understanding, and are well prepared for leadership and senior posts in emerging professional contexts.

The degree will help you to advance your career in school leadership, ministry of education posts, working in the NGO or INGO sector.

It also provides a springboard for further doctoral study either through PhD or EdD routes.

Applicants need to be aware that this qualification does not provide the graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which qualifies you to teach in the UK education system.

Visit the Education (International Education) MA (PGCert PGDip) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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