Global Development and Education at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

This course examines the plural and diverse roles that differing forms of education play in political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South. It examines the positive contributions that education makes to equitable and sustainable development, and how it creates and perpetuates socio-economic and political inequalities. The course will enable you to engage critically with global and national policies, strategies and programmes that promote inclusive education. You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding education in development, as well as the inter-relationships between global, national and local actors. You’ll assess progress made towards key global development goals and understand why this is often slow and uneven. Analysing the theories and realities of education in development, you’ll explore the different approaches, practices and discourses involved, and your own role in contributing to positive change. Please note this course is not intended to prepare you for a career in teaching. If you are interested in studying education for the purposes of teaching please see our School of Education Masters courses.


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Assessment method

Each module is assessed separately, through assessments that range from long essays to projects and assignments, offering you the opportunity to work in your particular field of interest within each topic area. You’ll also carry out a dissertation in a research area of your choice in the broad field of education in global development.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities or related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

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Global Development and Education at University of Leeds - UCAS