Taught course

Education (Policy and International Development)

Institution
University of Bristol · Graduate School of Education
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Policy and International Development pathway focuses on the relationship between education policy and practice and international development. It probes the influence of global policy agendas on education and the contribution that education makes to social justice, economic growth and sustainable development. In line with the sustainable development agenda, development is treated as an international issue and the pathway considers case studies from countries around the world as well as from within Bristol. It includes study of formal and informal education through diverse institutions and organisations, including schools, universities and community organisations.

The pathway takes a critical look at ideas about social development, such as human rights, the capability approach and peace building, and their implications for education policy and practice. There will be opportunities to explore how educational theories and practice travel between and are adapted to the specific contexts. You will analyse the role of key organisations involved in the global governance of education, including civil society, international non-governmental organisations, development agencies and commercial bodies.

The pathway develops skills for using international and comparative research, both in education and in analysing education policy. You will be supported to develop your own reasoned position and distinctive critical voice for commenting on education policy and education’s role within social development at international, national and local level. You will have access to first-class library and information services, allowing you to study the specific ideas, issues, initiatives and policies that you are interested in.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for further information.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £6,400 Part time: £3,200
International students
£15,700

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available from the Student Funding Office.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Services Office
Email
ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 4491