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4081f - International Development and Education MA

International Development and Education MA

Start in: September 2021

The International Development and Education MA provides you with the skills and knowledge for a career in the field and/or for further study through a PhD.

Overview

Our master's in International Development and Education uses a multidisciplinary approach to international development. It considers contemporary global change through various perspectives, including:

  • social
  • political
  • historical
  • environmental
  • economic

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.

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.

How you'll learn

Your development

Placements

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.

Your future

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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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Applications for 2022/23
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Get in touch

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
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7593
Email : steve.humble@ncl.ac.uk

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