Taught course

International Education and Globalisation

University of Bath · Department of Education

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree (for example, professional experience in education).

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain a deep insight into the concepts of international education and globalisation, with a focus on how they intersect and interact.

Education is increasingly influenced by globalisation. We live in a more and more connected world, with a mobile and interlinked population. Because of this, education needs to evolve to meet the needs of a more interconnected society.

Education in a global context

Throughout this course, you’ll focus on education in a global context, looking beyond borders and regions. You’ll explore the growing trends and contradictions concerning international education. This will develop your understanding of how globalisation influences education policy and practice.

You’ll consider the relationship between globalisation and international education, and how this is affected by the roles of culture and by issues of inequality, sustainability and social justice.

Your studies will culminate in a final project. During this, you’ll have the freedom to choose a dissertation or a professional research project depending on your areas of interest and career aspirations.

Throughout the course, you will be supported to develop academic skills and receive pastoral support.

By the end of your studies, you’ll be better equipped to educate emerging generations who will live in new and diverse communities.

This course often attracts people with different backgrounds and interests, including those with professional experience in formal or informal education, charities, and non-governmental organisations.

What you’ll learn

You will leave this course with:

  • a well-rounded knowledge of international education and globalisation, and the intersection between the two concepts. This includes issues and challenges, research-informed policy and practice, and latest developments
  • well-developed research skills, including experience of undertaking your own research, preparing you well for doctoral study
  • wider transferable skills, such as critical analysis, intercultural communication, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving
  • the knowledge to make a significant contribution to policy and practice in international education

Be part of an exciting Department

Our Department of Education offers a welcoming and diverse environment.

You’ll be taught by research-active staff with expertise in international education at different levels and in different contexts.

Gain important career skills

Lots of roles within the international education sector require master's-level qualifications. This course, which lasts 12 months, is an efficient way to gain a qualification that will make you more suitable for these opportunities.

Throughout this course, you’ll take part in sessions designed to improve your study skills and employability. These will give you networking opportunities with employers and alumni.

You’ll also have the chance to work alongside other students within the Department of Education studying different courses.

Graduate prospects

Many of our graduates have gone on to work in a range of roles within the education sector, development agencies, and research organisations. Lots of these roles are based in different countries across the world. Others have chosen to progress to doctoral study.

Recent graduates have gone on to work within organisations and industries such as:

  • British Council in China
  • international schools in China and Europe
  • international student recruitment
  • organisations running student exchange programmes
  • primary and secondary schools (teaching roles)
  • higher education administrative roles

Fees and funding

View available funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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