International Education (with Specialist Pathways) MA

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time. This course is also available by distance learning.

Start Dates

September each year.

Entry requirements

  • 1st degree at Class 2.2 (UK equivalent) or above
  • GPA 3 (US equivalent) or above

For applicants whose first language is not English; IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6 in each component or equivalent.

Candidates should normally be teachers or others working in, or who intend to work in, the educational field. Direct experience of working in education is not an essential attribute, but evidence of knowledge and understanding of educational systems, such as the satisfactory completion of an education programme, is a requirement.



Home/EU: £5,470
International: £13,500

Course aims

  • 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.

Course modules

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:

  • Pedagogy
  • Innovation and Reform
  • Leadership, Culture and Learning

Teaching and assessment methods

Modules are delivered by a combination of face-to-face seminars, classes and workshops supported by an online repository of relevant materials and the University Library, and students’ independent study. Course assessment will be by means of written essays and presentations, as well as a 15,000–20,000 word dissertation.

Find out more about this course on the School of Education website.


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