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Education and International Development

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The Education and International Development MA will introduce students to the concepts of development and educational development, and help them assess the role of education and learning in the development process by examining theory and research. It will examine contemporary policy issues regarding education in low- and middle-income countries.

Degree Information

This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop professional skills for working in international education, and skills and knowledge in research methods. Students benefit from being taught by renowned researchers of international education and international guest speakers. Students will also meet a diverse student group (our alumni are from more than 80 countries) and will make a study visit to Paris (not included in the course fee) incorporating UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).

Core Modules
Education and International Development: Concepts, Theories and Issues
Options
Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Teaching and Learning

Key Information

Modes and duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Flexible: up to 4 years
  • Distance learning: available
Programme start date
January 2016, September 2016
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
UK/EU:
£7,145 (FT)
Overseas:
£15,525 (FT)
Application deadlines
January 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 7 December 2015
September 2016 entry
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required together with relevant experience in low or middle-income countries.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships - NOW CLOSED FOR 2016/17 ENTRY
Value:
Eligibility:
Overseas students
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IOE Centenary Research Scholarships - NOW CLOSED FOR 2016/17 ENTRY
Value:
Eligibility:
EU students
Criteria:
IOE COLFUTURO Fee Partnership
Value:
UCL provides a 25% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit
IOE Commonwealth Distance Scholars - NOW CLOSED FOR 2016/17 ENTRY
Value:
Fees and some expenses
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
IOE CONICyT Fee Partnership
Value:
IoE provides a 20% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
IOE Erasmus Bursary
Value:
£350/month (1)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:
IOE Fulbright
Value:
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
IOE Vietnam International Education Development Scholarships - PGT
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Eligibility:
Overseas students
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IOE Windle Trust Scholarship
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Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas, for example one is an education adviser for the UK Department for International Development, while another is an education programme manager for an international NGO and yet another is a teacher education specialist.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Department of Education, Practice and Society at UCL Institute of Education is the well-established home of an interdisciplinary grouping bringing together high-quality teaching and research in the history, sociology and philosophy of education and international development.

The department has extensive experience and expertise in education planning, health, gender and violent conflicts and education in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 'policy sociology', education, equality and human rights: issues of gender, 'race', sexuality, disability, social class and education in emergencies.

Linking research, policy and practice, the result is an extraordinarily powerful learning community.

Department: Education, Practice & Society

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

This programme is suited to people working in the formal and non-formal sectors in education and international development.

Application deadlines
January 2016 entry
7 December 2015
September 2016 entry
29 July 2016

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • why you want to study Education and International Development at graduate level
  • why you want to study Education and International Development at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.