Taught course

International Education

Birmingham City University · School of Education

Entry requirements

You should have a degree or equivalent qualification, or professional experience that equates to degree level. All suitably-qualified candidates will normally be interviewed, though this can take place by phone if necessary. Selection will be based on ability to benefit from and contribute to the course of study. Exemption from some modules may be granted for appropriate prior learning. We welcome applications from mature students and from members of communities traditionally under-represented in higher education.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is intended to provide a full-time route for participants wishing to study international education at postgraduate level. Modules are not specific to one phase of education, so they will be relevant to participants interested in school, college, university or training settings. A teaching qualification is not necessary, nor is an intention to become a teacher. The programme will be appropriate for anyone with an interest in education and it could form the basis for a career in many education and training settings. The MA International Education will draw from the UK education system, but comparative aspects will be incorporated from a range international contexts.

This programme is intended to provide a postgraduate qualification for those with an interest in any education sector, including early years, primary, secondary, further education and higher education. It is also relevant to those interested in work-based training environments or those with a general interest in education and is open to those without a Bachelor’s degree, if they have the relevant professional experience.

The MA International Education at Birmingham City University offers exit awards during the programme, including a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) and Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits).

Information for international students

Students must be proficient in English language, spoken and written (help is available), and have a qualification equivalent to a good first degree or professional experience that equates to degree level.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please visit www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/international-education
International students
Please visit www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/international-education

Postgraduate students must find ways of funding their tuition fees and living costs rather than relying on government grants and loans. We offer further information on possible financial support.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44(0)121 331 5595