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5842f - Education: International Perspectives MA

Education: International Perspectives MA

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Start in: September 2021

Our Education: International Perspectives MA helps you achieve a reflective but practical understanding of key current issues. This in teaching, learning and pedagogy in an international context.


The importance of education is recognised worldwide, and education has many different aspects. This course focuses on education in a very wide sense. You'll consider broad questions including:

  • what is education for?
  • what does it look like around the world?
  • why is it this way?

You’ll gain a firm grounding in education research methods. You'll also carry out your own investigations. Our teaching staff are educational experts in the field. You'll study alongside students from a variety of international and professional backgrounds, including UK teachers. You’ll learn from each of their perspectives to enhance your own knowledge of education.

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • the ability to tailor your course to suit your interests. You’ll choose from optional modules to specialise in a particular area. You’ll also have opportunities to explore your own interests within the area
  • the opportunity to expand your knowledge and experiences. You’ll study education and pedagogy in international contexts. This is to gain a broad understanding of education across the globe
  • a diverse student body. You’ll benefit by learning from the diverse experiences of your peers. This is to enhance your own knowledge and understanding of education in its many forms. You’ll also study alongside part-time colleagues who are practising UK teachers
  • a supportive community. You’ll join our supportive community within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. You'll also be part of the wider Newcastle University community

The course builds on a strong research base in the Centre for Learning and Teaching. It is part of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. It is renowned for its research and expertise in innovative pedagogies and social justice in education.


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What you'll learn

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

  • teaching and learning
  • technology in education
  • 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 development

The course is especially suitable if you aspire to a career in education. Possible career routes include:

  • teachers at school, college or university level
  • educational trainers
  • educational consultants
  • educational leaders and managers
  • experts in technology in education

Your future

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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

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

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

Jan Holroyd
Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2087569


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