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Global Education and International Development (X3AN)


"MA Global Education and International Development aspires to re-think education and international development for an increasingly globalised world. You are warmly invited to develop your educational expertise within Education Studies, and to join Warwick’s vibrant international development community.”
Dr Emily Henderson

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About MA Global Education and International Development

Education plays a variety of often contradictory roles in public debates, policy discourses, and academic research related to globalisation and international development. Education may be seen as the silver bullet, the solution to global inequalities and the vehicle for economic and social development. Alternatively, education is blamed for not delivering its promise, or even for reproducing or exacerbating the very problems it was supposed to solve. Education systems and institutions are themselves sites which are affected by patterns of globalisation and policy changes regarding development and aid.

Increasingly we are moving into a ‘post-development’ era, where it is no longer possible to separate the globe into clear-cut regions that are designated as ‘developed’ and ‘developing’: local, regional and international connections and transitions demand that we re-focus attempts to understand and theorise the role of education in contemporary society. Education policy and practice faces the imperative of adapting to enhanced mobility and immobility, changing political regimes, and the ever-shifting relationship between education and social change.

MA Global Education and International Development addresses a complex array of interconnected challenges and issues in relation to education, understood in its broadest sense. The programme brings together theoretical and conceptual challenges with applied considerations for education practitioners and development interventions.

Please note that if you wish to study on a part time basis you should be aware that all core modules are taught during the normal working day and there is no out of hours provision. If this is a consideration for you please contact us prior to applying so that we can advise you further.

Suitable For

  • Do you work in the education sector and hope to increase the global reach of your work?
  • Or do you have an international development background and want to specialise in education issues?
  • Do you aspire to critically engage with some of the most important questions of the current moment?
  • Would you like to improve both your knowledge and your practical skills in the area of Global Education and International Development?

If one or more of these statements applies to you, this taught Master’s programme on Global Education and International Development could be for you.

 Key Facts

Course duration
- 1 year full-time, 2 years part time

Study programme
- 2 core modules
- 1 optional core module

- 30 CATS of optional modules
- Dissertation

4 assignments of 5,000 words each (or equivalent)
- Dissertation of 20,000 words

Entry requirements