Taught course

International Studies in Education

University of Birmingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a first degree (2:1 or equivalent) in a related field such as education, development, policy. However individuals from a range of educational and professionals are considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is for people who are interested in taking an international and comparative perspective on educational issues. We offer two pathways on the International Studies in Education programme, the general International Studies in Education and the Education and Development specialist pathway. The specialist pathway shares the same core themes and outcomes, however it has a distinctive focus and different compulsory modules.

The International Studies in Education programme may be of interest to teachers, headteachers/principals, education administrators, and those working with non-governmental organisations and international agencies that play a role in formal and non-formal education. It will enable you to have a critical understanding of key debates surrounding education as an international issue and to make analytical comparisons between educational issues in different contexts, including your own.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005