Taught course

International Development and Education

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The International Development and Education MA will provide you with the skills and knowledge in order for you to undertake a career in the field and/or continue on to further study through a PhD.

The course uses a multidisciplinary approach to international development. It considers contemporary global change through various perspectives, including:

  • social
  • political
  • historical
  • environmental
  • economic

The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) run through the modules. This provides a contemporary stance on where the world stands today at building a better world for people and our planet by 2030. An understanding of current debates around how education contributes to the development process will be gained and explored.

Learning through case studies will cultivate your ability to think critically about development issues. You will explore data using secondary sources and also carry out your own research study through our unique placement module. This extends your learning into the field of development and education allowing hands on experience that provides a unique opportunity to co-create and co-develop impactful change.

The lecturers on this Masters are experts in the field and advise on policy around global challenges. The research carried out here at Newcastle University around development is world leading.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills. If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language 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

Steve Humble, Director of Development, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0)191 208 7593