International Education MA
Duration and mode of study
Two years by distance learning. This course is also available on campus.
There will be a start date in February and October each year. Find more information about how to apply.
We are now considering applications for Monday 14 October 2013. If you wish to apply, please submit your application with all relevant supporting documents by Monday 30 September 2013. Find more information about how to apply.
- A UK honours degree at 2:2 class or above
- Or its equivalent from a non-UK university e.g. GPA 3 (US equivalent) or above
Applicants will need to demonstrate a minimum of two years experience (not necessarily consecutive) in a professional role (paid or unpaid) as an educator. Applications are welcome from those involved in education at primary, secondary or tertiary level, as well as those working within other organisations, for example government, NGOs, museums and galleries.
If your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,680
You will have the option to pay:
- Your full tuition fee course on initial registration or
- Half of your course fee on initial registration (the final half of your course fee will be due on the anniversary of your initial registration) or
- Over six instalments over the first two years of your study
The University will accept payment by a number of methods. Please visit the Finance Office website for further information.
- Enhance understanding of contemporary educational issues, both national and international, for those educational professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary education and other organisations with an educational remit.
- Develop participants’ ability to reflect on theory in the area of teaching and learning and use it as the basis for understanding and improving practice.
- Develop participants’ ability to undertake small scale research.
- Develop participant’s understanding of ethical principles which underpin the design, conduct and reporting of educational research
Students will undertake the following two core modules:
- Contemporary Issues in International Education
- Introduction to Educational Research Methods
And then choose one of the following specialist pathways which focus on different aspects of international education:
- Innovation and Reform
- Leadership for Social Justice for Education
- Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Please visit the department website for module descriptions.
Teaching and assessment methods
Assessment for Core and Elective (Pathway) Modules will be via a combination of written assignments, posters (presented in a ‘virtual gallery’); and oral presentations (presented via podcast). In addition students will be encouraged to keep a (non-assessed) reflective journal which will demonstrate your development as an educational researcher, accompanied by an e-portfolio of associated learning resources.