Our master's in International Development and Education uses a multidisciplinary approach to international development. It considers contemporary global change through various perspectives, including:
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 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. You'll gain an understanding of and explore current debates around how education contributes to the development process.
Learning through case studies will cultivate your ability to think critically about development issues. You'll explore data using secondary sources. You'll also carry out your own research study through our unique placement module. This extends your learning into the field of development and education. This hands-on experience is an opportunity to co-create and co-develop impactful change.
The lecturers on this master's in International Development and Education are experts in the field. They advise on policy around global challenges. The research carried out here at Newcastle University around development is world leading.
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What you'll learn
You'll be taught through a range of compulsory 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.
Module information 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.
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.
Optional modules availability
Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
How you'll learn
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Design or creative project
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral presentation
- Research proposal
- Written examination
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
The two to four-week placement module offers an exciting opportunity to visit a country in the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America).
We're currently working with local charities, Coco and Team Kenya, to offer exciting placements in Tanzania and Kenya. We also offer placements in schools with our contacts in Barbados, Ecuador, India and Nigeria. The self-funded visit provides 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, as a virtual placement, or in your country of origin, with the agreement of the Degree Programme Director.
What can you do with a master's in International Development and Education?
The course is for graduates from education, information technology, economics, politics, geography or business backgrounds.
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
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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
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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- additional costs
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- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
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Questions about this course?
If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:
Dr Steve Humble, MBE
Degree Programme Director
The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
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