Postgraduate

Int Dev and Education MA

International Development and Education MA

Full time: 12 months

Profile

The International Development and Education MA will provide you with the skills and knowledge in order for you to undertake a career in the field and/or continue on to further study through a PhD.


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The course uses a multidisciplinary approach to international development. It considers contemporary global change through various perspectives, including:

  • social
  • political
  • historical
  • environmental
  • economic

The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) run through the modules. This provides a contemporary stance on where the world stands today at building a better world for people and our planet by 2030. An understanding of current debates around how education contributes to the development process will be gained and explored.

Learning through case studies will cultivate your ability to think critically about development issues. You will explore data using secondary sources and also carry out your own research study through our unique placement module. This extends your learning into the field of development and education allowing hands on experience that provides a unique opportunity to co-create and co-develop impactful change.

The lecturers on this Masters are experts in the field and advise on policy around global challenges. The research carried out here at Newcastle University around development is world leading.

On this course, you will get the opportunity to study with our world class faculty, which includes:

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

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.

Graduate destinations

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

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

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

2020-2021 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MA

UK

Full time: £7,800

EU

Full time: £7,800

International

Full time: £18,000

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

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.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

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.

Start dates

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.

Deposit

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.