Taught course

Education: International Perspectives

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. Experience in an educational context is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

The importance of education is recognised worldwide, and education has many different aspects. This course focuses on education in a very wide sense. You'll consider broad questions including:

  • what is education for?
  • what does it look like around the world?
  • why is it this way?

You’ll gain a firm grounding in education research methods. You'll also carry out your own investigations. Our teaching staff are educational experts in the field. You'll study alongside students from a variety of international and professional backgrounds, including UK teachers. You’ll learn from each of their perspectives to enhance your own knowledge of education.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Secretary
+44 (0)191 208 7569