The International Development and Education MA will give you a better understanding of the future of learning. The course will appeal to anyone concerned about development issues, government policy and the reduction of poverty using entrepreneurial ideas.
You'll be debating challenging questions such as:
- What is the future of learning in the 21st century?
- How can we guarantee education for all across the developing world?
- What is the future role of international agencies, national governments and the private sector in education?
- Is the traditional model of schooling still fit for purpose?
- What alternative solutions are available and what role will technology play in the future of learning?
On this course you will get the opportunity to discuss these topics with our world class faculty, which includes:
Our teaching is informed by research conducted by the EG West Centre. It is the world's leading authority on the growth and development of affordable private schools serving low income communities across the developing world. Recent research has focused on post conflict countries such as South Sudan, Liberia and Sierra Leone and on the growth and expansion of chains of low cost private schools in different countries around the world.
Over the previous decade extensive and detailed research, directed by Professor James Tooley, has been carried out across all five continents, documenting the enormous and previously neglected potential of private schools to serve the educational needs of the poor.
"Education is a self-organising system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon." Sugata Mitra
Professor Sugata Mitra's ground breaking research into the potential of self organised learning in different communities around the world is a key focus of the Centre. His earlier work through the Hole in the Wall experiments, showed that groups of children with access to shared digital resources can learn to use computers and the internet and go on to learn much more than previously thought possible on their own without adult supervision.
The two to four week placement module offers an exciting opportunity to visit a developing country.
You can visit Omega Schools in Ghana or schools across India which are taking part in Sugata Mitra's TED Prize 'Schools in the Cloud' project. This self-funded visit will provide you with an invaluable experience that will bring issues learnt on the course to life.
The placement module can also be taken in the UK, across Europe or in your country of origin, with the agreement of the Degree Programme Director.
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
- EDU8095 Research Strategies and Methods
- EDU8214 International Development: Theory and Practice
- EDU8211 The Role of the State in Education: Education Policy and Entrepreneurship for Development
- EDU8213 The Future of Learning
- EDU8212 Placement Module
- EDU8215 Dissertation: International Development and Education
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.
Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.
The course is for graduates from education, information technology, economics, politics, geography or business backgrounds. In turn, our graduates go on to pursue careers in:
- education in developing countries
- the global education industry
- national governments
- international aid agencies
- non-governmental organisations and charities
Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.
Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.
Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £16,200
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
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.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.
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English Language Requirements
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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.
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.