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MA in International Education and Development


Course Description

Masters-level courses in education and teaching are designed to meet the needs of those working – or wanting to work – in teaching, management, education and development contexts. We aim to provide courses that:

are grounded in research
recognise and build on prior education-related knowledge and experience
develop professionally relevant knowledge, skills and understanding
introduce new knowledge and research perspectives on educational issues
enable the acquisition of further qualifications that enhance your career prospects.
This MA has established its reputation over three decades and is highly regarded internationally. This innovative course links theory with research, policy and practice, local and global, and critically engages with the educational challenges of low- and middle-income countries. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyse the complex educational issues of resource-constrained and/or rapidly expanding educational systems.

Currently we expect to offer four specialisms in this MA course in Teachers: Policy and Practice; Curriculum Learning and Society; Educational Policy and Planning; Education in Conflict and Peacebuilding.

On completion of this course, you:

have theoretical and practical knowledge, along with the analytical skills relevant to international education and development
are able to apply this knowledge creatively and independently to a specific set of circumstances, with a view to advancing learning and/or solving problems
are able to communicate and present ideas and arguments effectively
are able to collect, analyse and evaluate information and present data through a chosen method of enquiry.

Course structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

In the autumn and spring terms you take three modules, and in the summer term you work on your dissertation. If you have chosen a specialism, you must take the relevant spring term module and focus your dissertation in the same area.

Autumn term: Theories of International Education and Development • Policy and Practice: Issues of International Education and Development • Academic and Research Skills.

Spring term: you take Academic and Research Skills and choose two of the following modules from Teachers, Policy and Practice • Curriculum, Learning and Society • Educational Policy and Planning • Education in Conflict and Peacebuilding. Those doing a specialism must take the relevant module plus another from the above list. Alternatively, with approval you may take a module from a related course from across the University.

Summer term: you take Academic and Research Skills. Tutorial support is provided as you work on your dissertation. Those doing a specialism must focus their dissertation on issues related to their specialism area.

Assessment

Assessment is through coursework assignments to help you acquire greater confidence, enhanced capabilities and different ways of thinking.

In the autumn and spring terms, you prepare four pieces of assessed work (literature review, briefing paper and two essays) related to the modules you take (30 credits each). You develop and present your dissertation proposal and then write a final dissertation on a topic of your choice (60 credits).

Scholarships

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Visit the MA in International Education and Development page on the University of Sussex website for more details!



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Chancellor's International Scholarship (2015) - 20+ Awards

25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.[[Type of award]]
Postgraduate taught[[Award amount]]
50% off International Student tuition fee[[Timetable]]
By 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received
By 19 June: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates
After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship[[Further information]]
Successful applicants
Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off International Student tuition fee

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Chancellor's International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website.Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.Students who hold other University of Sussex scholarships will not be eligible for the Chancellors International Scholarship.

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications to be received is 1st May 23:59:00 BST prior to the academic year commencing in September. Applications received after 1st May cannot be considered.

When completed, you should return the form by email, post or fax to:

Student Funding Team
Student Life Centre
University of Sussex
Chichester 1, Ci003
Falmer
East Sussex
BN1 9QJ
UK
Email:

Fax Number: +441273873344

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015/view/417


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Chancellor's Masters Scholarship (2015) - 20+ Awards

The University is delighted to offer 100 Masters scholarships to attract the most talented students to study at Sussex. Our awards include enhanced scholarships of £10,000 which are available for 2015 only and standard scholarships of £3,000. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis to UK/EU and non-EU students and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study. Further details are as follows:[[Type of award]]
Postgraduate taught[[Award amount]]
Up to £10,000[[Timetable]]
The application deadline is 1st August 2015.Scholarships will be allocated in a number of separate rounds during 2015 (February, April, June and August).The first allocation of awards will take place in February. Scholarships will be awarded in a number of separate rounds, in February, April, June and August, with successful applicants notified after each round. If you are not immediately successful in being awarded a scholarship, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation round alongside any new applications. The final allocation will be after the August deadline, with all remaining decisions notified then.[[Further information]]
If you accept a Chancellor's Masters Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £10,000

Eligibility

• You must graduate with a first-class honours degree from any UK higher education institution
• You must have paid annual tuition fees of £9,000 or more in each of the last three years of undergraduate study
• You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters course by 1 August
• You must accept and meet any conditions of your offer.

Application Procedure

If you are a UK, EU or Islands student and hold (or expect to achieve) a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, meet the University's general entrance requirements and intend to study at the University on an eligible full-time Masters course you are eligible for consideration.

In order to be considered you must apply for admission to an eligible full-time Masters course by 1 August via the University's online postgraduate application system:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/2013entry/onlineapplication

In addition, you must complete and submit the attached Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August.

To be considered for a scholarship you should apply online for an eligible full-time Masters course between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015 via the University's postgraduate application system.

To be considered for the scholarship (standard or enhanced), please complete the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. You are only required to submit one application, your eligibility for the standard or enhanced award will be assessed if you are made an offer of a scholarship.

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015/view/398


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Sussex Graduate Scholarship (2015) - 20+ Awards

We are delighted to launch a prestigious new scholarship scheme for Sussex undergraduates.The scholarships are available to students graduating from Sussex and progressing immediately on to full-time Masters studies in any school at the University (excluding the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and IDS. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance (First- and upper second-class honours degrees only) and only for the The University is delighted to announce the launch of an unlimited number of enhanced scholarships of £10,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015. The scholarships are jointly funded by the government and the University, and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study.The enhanced scholarships are available for admission in 2015 only and are based on progression from an undergraduate course where students have paid the higher tuition fee, in operation since 2012/13. Additionally, the University has provided funding to make enhanced scholarships available to international students at Sussex.In line with our sector leading Masters scholarship offer in 2014 we will continue to offer an unlimited number of standard scholarships at £3,000 and £2,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015.Type of award
Taught full-time MastersAward amount
£3,000 fee waiver for First class degree, £2,000 fee waiver for 2:1 degreeFurther information
If you accept a Sussex Graduate Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £10,000

Eligibility

• You must be a University of Sussex graduate progressing immediately onto an eligible full-time Masters degree in 2015 (see below);
• You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters degree by 1 August 2015 and have accepted and met the conditions of your offer; and
• You must meet the University's entrance requirements
The scholarship relates to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM) excluding certain courses listed on our website.

Application Procedure

You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015.

If you are made an offer, you will be asked to indicate your interest in the Sussex Graduate Scholarship when you accept your offer online.

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015/view/399



Entry Requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent qualification. Experience of work in a relevant area is desirable.Overseas entrance requirements: View Website

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