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Course summary

Overview Prepare for a career in a range of areas, including educational policy and programming in countries in the Global South, government departments, and national and international development agencies and non-governmental organisations. UEA is the perfect place to help you gain that all-important competitive edge. And this course will help you shine. You’ll become part of a community dedicated to excellence and to making a difference on a local, national, and global scale. About This Course Explore the ways that education can contribute to international development, both theoretically and empirically. You’ll look at a variety of perspectives, including human rights, social and human development, and human capital. This course will enable you to understand current debates and global education goals, and their implications for policy, programming and practice at national, regional and international levels. In doing so, it locates educational debates within a wider development perspective. Topics in the core modules include current challenges and opportunities in education and international development, including inclusive education, gender inequalities, and school violence, pedagogical reform, teacher supply and quality education, non-formal models of education, including Islamic education, as well as decolonising education, education for sustainable development, and the impact and mitigation of conflict, humanitarian and public health emergencies. You’ll have the opportunity to attend the joint ‘Education and Development Public Seminar’ series hosted by the Schools of International Development and Education and Lifelong Learning, which showcases cutting-edge educational research from renowned international academics and leading research institutes. You will also benefit from course lecturers’ close association with the UEA’s UNESCO Chair for Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method


Entry requirements

Social Sciences degree, 2.1 or equivalent required. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9650 Whole course
Scotland £9650 Whole course
Wales £9650 Whole course
International £19800 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified international students each year; these awards are based on academic merit.

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