Taught course

International Development and Education

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

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 give you a better understanding of the future of learning. The course will appeal to anyone concerned about development issues, government policy and the reduction of poverty using entrepreneurial ideas.

You'll be debating challenging questions such as:

  • What is the future of learning in the 21st century?
  • How can we guarantee education for all across the developing world?
  • What is the future role of international agencies, national governments and the private sector in education?
  • Is the traditional model of schooling still fit for purpose?
  • What alternative solutions are available and what role will technology play in the future of learning?

The course is for graduates from education, information technology, economics, politics, geography or business backgrounds. In turn, our graduates go on to pursue careers in:

  • education in developing countries
  • the global education industry
  • national governments
  • international aid agencies
  • non-governmental organisations and charities

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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 our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

James Stanfield, Director of Development, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0)191 208 6532