Global Education and International Development MA aspires to re-think education and international development for an increasingly globalised world. Join Warwick's Centre for Education Studies and examine a complex array of interconnected challenges and issues in relation to education.
Education plays a variety of often contradictory roles in public debates, policy discourses, and academic research related to globalisation and international development. 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 clearcut regions that are designated as ‘developed’ and ‘developing’: local, regional and international connections demand that we re-focus attempts to understand and theorise the role of education in contemporary society. This programme addresses interconnected challenges and issues in relation to education.
- Foundation Research Methods in Education
- Understanding Global Education and International Development
- Enacting Global Education and International Development (Professional Placement) is strongly recommended
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.
Depending on which term modules run, you'll attend one or two 3-hour taught sessions for your module/s each week during the Autumn and Spring Terms, plus research methods training lectures and seminars throughout all three terms. If you are a part-time student the number of modules you take each term will depend on the length of your course. All students will have two optional modules (60 CATS) to select in total, with the placement module being a strongly recommended option. Depending on the modules you select, sessions consist of presentations, group discussions, a variety of interactive activities and self-study. Some modules are available online. Seminar group numbers vary depending on the modules that are selected. Assessment types vary depending on modules selected but may be a mixture of written assignments taking a variety of forms and oral presentations. You’ll also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff.
Skills from this degree
- Critically appraise ideas and engage with academic debate on issues related to globalisation, international development and education
- Develop your capacity for advancing evidence-based arguments and drawing conclusions that are supported by in-depth data analysis
- Expand your intellectual worldview with regard to the role of education in, and the connections between, globalisation and international development
- Develop the critical skills and intellectual rigour required to review diverse bodies of research and analyse/ synthesise their findings. Learn to choose appropriate methodologies and engage in academic writing at a dissertation level
- Understand past, current and future academic and policy discourses around ‘what works’ in education and development, with particular reference to the Sustainable Development Goals
- Enhance your breadth of knowledge of education systems and contexts
Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.
Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.
You may wish to undertake some research with children or young people that may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or a Certificate of Good Conduct for students from outside of the UK. A DBS check costs around £70 and a Certificate of Good Conduct can vary in price.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Academy 360; Ark Schools; British Council; Department of Education; E-Act; Oxfordshire County Council; PricewaterhouseCoopers and Royal Academy of Engineering. They have pursued roles such as: actors, entertainers and presenters; business, research and administrative professionals; chief executives and senior officials; education advisers and school inspectors; further education teaching professionals and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.
Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
- Careers in Education
- Careers with Children and Young People
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.