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.
• Understanding Global Education and International Development
• Foundation Research Methods in Education OR
• Foundation Research Methods in Education (Online)
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the programme. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.
We highly recommend Enacting Global Education and International Development which incorporates a placement element specifically designed for students on this programme.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
The course is delivered through a range of teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminars, practical workshops which involve group work and self-study.
Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.
Work Experience Opportunities:
Students on this course are encouraged to take the module ‘Enacting Global Education and International Development’. This module involves two parts: a professional placement and a series of practical lectures on understanding and producing education policy.
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language requirements
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £17,750* per year
Home/EU: £1,430 per 30 CAT module
Overseas: £2,960 per 30 CAT module
*Standard university fees will be charged for Home students in 2018/19 and Overseas students are entitled to £1,550 bursary support in 2018/19 on the full Masters fee, pro-rated per 30 CATs. The overseas bursary support has been included in the fees shown.
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