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Education: International Perspectives MA

The Education: International Perspectives MA provides an exciting opportunity to address a wide range of current issues in education within an international context.

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  • September 2024


The Education: International Perspectives MA builds on the School’s extensive research on education in different countries around the world. This programme will allow you to critically understand:

  • the changing nature of education in the digital age
  • the importance of leadership in education
  • innovative pedagogies and what works

Distinctive features of the Master's course include:

  • the ability to tailor your course to suit your interests
  • a diverse student body
  • a supportive community within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

You'll be able to expand your knowledge and experiences. You'll study education and pedagogy in international contexts. This will allow you to gain a broad understanding of education across the globe.

You'll choose from a range of optional modules. This will allow you to explore your interests and specialise in a particular area.

You'll also benefit from learning from the diverse experiences of your peers. This will enhance your knowledge and understanding of education in its many forms. You'll also study alongside part-time colleagues who are practising UK teachers.

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What you'll learn

The programme will give you advanced knowledge and skills in a range of topics, including:

  • research methods and approaches
  • comparative and international education
  • the future of learning in the digital age
  • leadership and management in education
  • innovative pedagogies

Optional modules will also allow you to specialise in one of three directions:

  • teaching and learning
  • technology enhanced learning
  • educational leadership and management


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 future

The Education: International Perspectives MA course is especially suitable if you aspire to any kind of career in education.

Possible career routes include:

  • teaching at school, college or university level (please note this MA Education does not carry Qualified Teacher Status)
  • educational training
  • educational consultancy
  • educational leading and managing
  • experts in technology-enhanced learning
  • educational research

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

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Tuition fees include the costs of:

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

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

INTO International Pre-Master's - Pathway course

Our Business and Humanities Pre-Master's will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. 

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  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

PGT Education Team

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3471



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