Taught course

Education and Development

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

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Entry requirements

Degree Subject Social Science

Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

Explore the ways that education can contribute to international development , both theoretically and empirically. You’ll look at a variety of perspectives, including human rights, social and human development, and human capital.

This course will enable you to understand current debates and global education goals, and their implications for policy, programming and practice at national, regional and international levels. In doing so, it locates educational debates within a wider development perspective.

Topics in the core modules include current challenges and opportunities in education and international development, including inclusive education, gender inequalities, pedagogical reform, teacher supply and quality education, linguistic and cultural diversity, non-formal models of education, including Islamic education, and the impact and mitigation of conflict, humanitarian and public health emergencies, and school violence.

You will have the opportunity attend the joint ‘Education and Development Public Seminar’ series hosted by the Schools of International Development and Education and Lifelong Learning, which showcases cutting-edge educational research from renowned international academics and leading research institutes.

You will also benefit from course lecturers’ close association with the UEA’s UNESCO Chair for Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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