The Department of Education offers a one-year (12 month) taught full time MA in Global and International Citizenship Education. Globalisation is perhaps the key driving force of modern education systems. Schools (and other educational enterprises in universities, businesses and communities) are part of a global network. This programme explores important issues about what it means to be a citizen in a global world - what could and should be done by educators to respond to the needs of individuals and groups in nation states and the new global society. This programme will be attractive to all those who have an interest in social studies education. This includes political and ideological education, moral education and education for diversity. This is a broad field that includes global education, comparative education, international education, intercultural understanding and citizenship education. In particular, the programme explores how to help people understand society and develop the skills to take part in it. This includes investigations of European citizenship and global citizenship education and focusing on learning and teaching methods. The programme will be of interest to those who see themselves as current or future teachers, researchers or policy makers. Applications are welcomed from both home and international students. Applicants are strongly advised to ensure that they submit applications no later than 1 September if they wish to begin a course of study beginning in the same year. No guarantee can be offered that applications received after this date will be processed for a September start date.
The MA programme aims to:
*provide advanced-level study of forms of education appropriate for global citizens *illuminate the nature of citizenship and global education through insights into comparative education *link citizenship and global education to wider issues in society (history, politics and culture) and education via rhetorical and other perspectives *develop personal, academic and professional language skills in English *develop basic research capabilities in the field of citizenship and global education
Students will complete:
*four assessed coursework essay assignments (each 4,000 to 5,000 words in length) *an exam in Research Methods in Education *an assessed presentation + dissertation outline + ethics audit *a dissertation of 12,000 words in length