Taught course

International Education

University of Leicester · School of Education

Entry requirements

•2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent. •For the Campus based course you should be a teacher or intending to work in education. For distance learning you will need to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years' experience in a professional role as an educator. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language.

Months of entry

October, September, April

Course content

This course offers teachers, lecturers and educational leaders in schools, colleges and universities - as well as those with experience of, or an interest in, education in broader contexts - a valuable opportunity to reflect upon their own practice and to enhance their knowledge.

The MA in International Education is a rigorous qualification which provides you with several opportunities to undertake research in your particular area of interest, building on your knowledge in this specialised area.

You will study two core modules and you will then choose one of the three Pathways and complete a dissertation.

You will be able to develop your knowledge and skills by applying your learning to real-life situations within your own educational setting - whether that's a school, college or university. The MA is a powerful vehicle for institutional improvement, as well as personal and professional development. You will develop an ability to reflect critically on theory in the areas of teaching and learning, as well as culture, power and educational leadership, and use it as a basis for understanding and improving practice.

This is the only course of its kind offered by a UK University completely by distance learning. The distance learning course will be delivered using the latest online technologies.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

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