Taught course

International Education and Development

Institution
University of Sussex · Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent qualification. Experience of work in a relevant area is desirable

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA has established its reputation over three decades and is highly regarded internationally. This innovative course links theory with research, policy and practice, local and global, and critically engages with the educational challenges of low- and middle-income countries. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyse the complex educational issues of resource-constrained and/or rapidly expanding educational systems.

We expect to offer you five specialisms:

  • Teachers: Policy and Practice
  • Curriculum, Learning and Society
  • Educational Policy and Planning
  • Education, Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • Critical Higher Education.

We link theory with research, policy with practice and the local/national with the global. We critically engage with the educational challenges of low- and middle-income countries. Our teaching helps you to:

  • gain theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to international education and development
  • apply this knowledge creatively and independently to a specific set of circumstances
  • communicate and present ideas and arguments effectively.

Additional entry information

The course is aimed at students with professional experience in education and development and at those with a strong academic background in a relevant discipline.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2017 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules list.

In the autumn and spring terms you take three modules, and in the summer term you work on your dissertation. If you have chosen a specialism, you must take the relevant spring term module and focus your dissertation in the same area.

Autumn term: Theories of International Education and Development • Policy and Practice: Issues of International Education and Development • Academic and Research Skills.

Spring term: you take Academic and Research Skills and choose two of the following modules from Teachers, Policy and Practice • Curriculum, Learning and Society • Educational Policy and Planning • Education in Conflict and Peacebuilding. Those doing a specialism must take the relevant module plus another from the above list. Alternatively, with approval you may take a module from a related course from across the University.

Summer term: you take Academic and Research Skills. Tutorial support is provided as you work on your dissertation. Those doing a specialism must focus their dissertation on issues related to their specialism area.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website
International students
Please see our website

Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/education-and-social-work/international-education-and-development-ma

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
eswadmissions@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 678447