Taught course

Education, Health Promotion and International Development

UCL - University College London · Education, Practice and Society

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, normally in social science, education or nursing. In addition some appropriate experience in a low or middle-income country (a minimum of one month) is normally a condition of entry. 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: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique MA provides students with the opportunity to develop understanding of, academic and professional practice in education and health promotion in lower and middle income countries.

This unique Master's programme provides students with opportunities to explore and examine the links between three academic and professional fields - education, health promotion and international development.

Students learn from experts in education and health promotion in low and middle-income contexts and benefit from taking part in lectures and seminars given by international guest speakers.

There is a study visit to Paris (not included in the programme fee), usually incorporating UNESCO and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and students become members of the London International Development Centre, a multidisciplinary centre of the University of London.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 4 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, participatory and interactive groupwork, online learning and individual tutorials. Assessment is through coursework - including a 3,000-word project proposal - and a 20,000-word dissertation (or 10,000-word report).

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214