Taught course

Education and International Development: Conflict, Emergencies and Peace

Institution
UCL - University College London · Education, Practice and Society
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

This programme requires an equivalent of a 2:2

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme focuses on the concepts and theories relating to education in conflict and emergencies and implications for peace and development. Students engage with knowledge and skills to understand, evaluate and critique elements of research and to build new theories that advance this growing field of study. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the academe, research institutes, policy sector and humanitarian and development organisations.

This is a unique MA programme that is designed to help learners develop a critical understanding of the multidimensional interactions between social divisions, inequalities and educational development; how education can fuel or mitigate causes of conflict; and how to reconceptualise the notion, approaches, methods/ tools of education in politically unstable and fragile environments. Providing an opportunity to learn about theories of development and educational development from conflict and peace perspectives, this programme is dedicated to serving the most vulnerable learners in conflict and crisis.

This MA is taught in the department of Education, Practice and Society at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) which is the well-established home of an interdisciplinary grouping, bringing together high-quality teaching and research in the history, sociology and philosophy of education and international development; and the Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) is comprised of a team of internationally recognised academics who are committed to advancing research, transforming policies and practice in the field of education in conflict and crisis. With a history of teaching, researching and supporting education in low and middle income countries over the last 90 years, CEID has a strong network of alumni who work in a number of national and international organisations in different parts of the world. 

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

Teaching on the programme is intended to provide learners with a critical perspective on a range of different frameworks through which they can understand their experiences and practice. A range of teaching and learning methods are used including lectures, participant-led presentations, group work, workshops, online activities. Most taught modules are assessed through a piece of written coursework, usually of 5000 words in length. Depending on the module, this may take the form of a discursive essay, critical analysis of empirical research, review of literature, or a project or research proposal.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 20 3370 1214