The MA Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) will help you achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of key current issues in teaching, learning and pedagogy in an international context.
Distinctive features of the course include:
- the study of education and pedagogy in international contexts
- the option to investigate learning in real classrooms
- the chance to study alongside part-time colleagues who are practising UK teachers
The course is for teaching and learning professionals who are keen to develop their careers in all education sectors, such as:
- higher education
The course builds on a strong research base in two research centres. The research centres are in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences:
It is also supported by the North Leadership Centre and draws on the expertise of many highly regarded academics. These include:
The Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) MA is one of a suite of courses. You may also be interested in:
- Education: International Perspectives (Leadership and Management), MA
- Education: International Perspectives (Technology in Education), MA
The MAs are flexible in nature and you will have the option to study modules across the three different courses.
The majority of taught modules are in the first semester, including some sessions which run in the early evening and on Saturdays. During the year there is a development to a greater element of self-study and semi-independent research and project work.
You complete the course with a research project focusing on a topic of interest to you.
There is an extended induction programme that provides you with support for advanced study. This includes assignment writing and information, communications and technology (ICT) training.
You will have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your taught modules. Your placement will be in an educational setting such as a local primary or secondary school. This is enjoyable and useful in contextualising your understanding of learning theory.
As a student in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences you'll have access to facilities and a growing collection of online resources, including:
- a well-stocked Education Resource Centre
- Language Analysis Lab
- a phonetics lab
- an audio-video lab
- a recording studio
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Modules for 2017 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
Optional modulesOptional modules
You will select modules to bring your total credits up to 180:
- EDU8031 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment as Foundations of Teaching and Learning
- EDU8033 Investigating Educational Leadership
- EDU8046 Developing Thinking Skills
- EDU8172 Leadership and Strategic Management
- EDU8202 Investigating Learning Processes
- EDU8203 Investigating Learning Processes
- EDU8211 Educational Policy and Entrepreneurship for Development
- EDU8212 Placement Module
- EDU8213 The Future of Learning
- EDU8217 Investigating Collaborative Models of Teacher Development
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
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Fees & Funding
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Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £16,200
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EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. Experience in an educational context is desirable but not essential.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.