Taught course

Education and Development

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good academic background in social science (or other relevant) degree passed at 2:1 level or above. In reviewing applications we also recognise relevant professional qualifications and work experience in educational settings.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Education and Development degree explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, both theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives - including human rights, social and human development, and human capital.

The course enables students to understand current debates, and their implications for national and international education strategies. In doing so it locates educational debates within a wider development perspective.

Topics in the core modules include current challenges of education and development, including linguistic and cultural diversity, the education of nomads and other migratory groups, and responses to conflict, HIV/Aids and child-labour. The programme also examines international and national policies and practices, with the aim of providing students with the capacity to contribute to appropriate policy design for educational development.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515