Taught course

International Studies in Education

University of Birmingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

The MEd qualification is restricted to qualified and experienced teachers, but is otherwise the same as the MA. Please refer directly to the School of Education entry requirements webpage International students We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country. English language requirements You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: by holding an English language qualification to the right level by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is for people who are interested in taking an international and comparative perspective on educational issues. This includes teachers, headteachers/principals, education administrators, and those working with non-governmental organisations and international agencies that play a role in education. It also includes those who would like to develop a career in these directions.

Programme Aims

Have a critical understanding of key debates surrounding education as an international issue
Make analytical comparisons between educational issues in different contexts, including your own
Global social justice is a theme of all strands of this programme.


The International Studies in Education (Citizenship Education) programme is one of different five specialist pathways. These pathways follow the same broad lines, but each one has a different focus and different compulsory modules.

  • International Studies in Education
  • Management and Policy
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Citizenship Education
  • Education and Development

Level of Award

The level at which an individual is admitted to study on the programme will depend on their previous academic qualifications as well as their professional experience.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005