Taught course

Global Development and Education

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities or related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies – with a focus on the role of education in development.

You will learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development and education issues, as well as the inter-relationships between global, national and local actors.

This programme will enable you to gain advanced insights into strategies, programmes and policies in development and education, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made towards key international development and education goals.

In addition, you will analyse both the theories and realities of education in development to understand the different approaches, practices and discourses involved.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Politics and International Studies