SOLE Central

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We offer three related Masters' courses, designed for individuals from all sectors of education.

MA Education: International Perspectives

This course builds on research from the Centre for Learning and Teaching and SOLE Central. 

You can expand your understanding of key educational issues in an international context.

You'll be able to engage with the latest thinking and research in education. You can develop your abilities as an educational researcher.

The course can be tailored to your specific interests and career aspirations. There's a choice of three specialist pathways and a variety of modules.

There's a module called Foundations of Technology Enhanced Learning. You can read more information about it on the University module catalogue.

Inspirational academics on this course share their expertise with students, including:

  • Professor Sugata Mitra (TED Prize winner for Hole in the Wall and The School in the Cloud)
  • Professor David Leat (known for groundbreaking research in Thinking Skills and Innovative Pedagogy)
  • Professor James Tooley (known for research in private education for the poor in developing countries)

For full details and how to apply, see the course description.

MA International Development and Education or MA International Development and Education with Cross-Cultural Communication

This course looks at the future of learning in the 21st century. It considers how children in the developing world get access to an education. It looks at whether the traditional model of schooling is still fit for purpose.

You will have the opportunity to debate challenging issues within a world-class faculty. This includes: 

Based on groundbreaking research carried out in different countries, this course offers modules in: 

  • international development
  • education policy
  • educational technology

There is also opportunity to visit Africa or India during a placement module (student-funded). 

We can help with arrangements to visit Omega Schools in Ghana or India taking part in School in the Cloud. 

There are also placement opportunities in the UK. For full details and how to apply, see the course description.

PhD Opportunities

PhD students play an important role in the growth and development of SOLE Central. They help with its research activities in different countries around the world. 

We ensure our PhD students work in a supportive and stimulating environment that promotes academic aspiration and achievement. Find out more about our current PhD students.

Our guide to International Development and Education courses.