Taught course

International Education

Liverpool Hope University · Education Faculty

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own workplace and involves access to children.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The MA International Education programme is designed to give students a well-rounded and critical insight into the field of international education. It is designed for students who plan to contribute to advancing scholarship in International Education and aims to give students the conceptual awareness so that they can begin to shape their own academic futures.

The programme will help students to gain a critical insight into research and theoretical knowledge of aspects of international, comparative and global education, which are important both internationally and in contemporary national contexts. It gives an opportunity for students to investigate and better understand their own contexts and those of interest to them in other countries.

For instance, the MA International Education allows international students to investigate and analyse education in England while critically analysing education systems in other countries. It provides a stimulating learning environment including the opportunity for students to learn about comparative educational context from their peers. It encourages students to consider what good practice, if any, may be applicable to their own context.

This route is appropriate for overseas students who wish to practice in their own countries or UK based students who wish to develop their own understanding and practice in global education or build experience relevant to a career in education overseas. This may be in teaching, leadership and/or administrative roles. There remains strong demand for English-medium education, particularly in Asia, and this programme takes account of that.

Information for international students

Further information can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
27 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment
0151 291 3111