Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Education: International Education

Bath Spa University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Students will typically have an undergraduate degree in Education or a related Social Science discipline which will have provided some preparation for developing understanding of policy in its political, economic and social context. Some applicants will have a background in international or development work, which may include overseas education. The programme is designed to meet the employment needs of those who are likely to work nationally or internationally in education-related fields. For international, non-native speakers of English, a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Education: International Education offers the opportunity to work with researchers who have developed leading perspectives in understanding comparative and international education policy and practice. The programme is particularly relevant to students from developed and developing countries who plan to work in professional, management, and education roles in both national education systems and internationally.

The programme situates the study of international education within a complex and changing world where education and education professionals are called upon to play equally complex and challenging roles in promoting economic growth and competition, while at the same time supporting the development of sustainable and cohesive societies and promoting equity and social justice. Students study core modules in International Education and Globalisation; Economics, Policy and Society; and Social Science Research and have the option of choosing from options which examine what is known and understood about Education and Development; Education, Conflict and Peace; and International Higher Education.

Students are supported to complete their dissertation studies within a range of institutions and organisations involved in national and international education, including policy and advocacy organisations; schools, colleges and universities; NGOs and international organisations.

Information for international students

International students should visit our international pages for more information about our entry requirements, fees and scholarships, and student support.

Fees and funding

UK students

For further information visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Cathryn Orchard
+44 1225 875593