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? Do you work in the education sector and hope to increase the global reach of your work? Perhaps you have an international development background and want to specialise in education issues? Whatever your goals are, enhance your knowledge and practical skills with this course. Course overview 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. The MA includes an option to take a placement module which enhances your professional skills and employability. Please note that if you wish to study on a part time basis you should be aware that most 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. 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
Core modules Important information We are planning to make changes to our Global Education and International Development (MA) degree for 2023 entry. Our core and optional modules will undergo approval through the University's rigorous academic processes. As changes are confirmed, we will update the course information on this webpage. It is therefore very important that you check this webpage for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer. Understanding Global Education and International Development The focus of this module is on changing global patterns in the way that education systems are being regulated, and in different populations’ participation in education systems. The changes that education is experiencing as a conceptual space, as systems and institutions, and as individuals’ everyday experiences, demand a contemporary approach to the study of education for practice as well as purely academic purposes. The module therefore explores the discourses of globalisation in education and the contemporary international development agenda in relation to education, as well as practical implications for education practice and research. UGEID brings together foundational theories of international development with current trends, and applies theoretical perspectives on education in a variety of contexts. Foundation Research Methods in Education (alternative online module available for part-time students if required) This module encourages students in understanding, designing and implementing research in the field of education. It will introduce you to a range of established research strategies and techniques, including data collection and analysis. These skills will enable you to design and carry out a dissertation research project, as well as to disseminate its findings. As part of this module, you will present your research design and have the opportunity to receive feedback ahead of completing your dissertation. Dissertation The dissertation is an opportunity to explore, in depth, an area of academic and/or professional interest related to your degree. Building on the knowledge and skills developed during the Foundation Research Methods module, and your other modules, you will conduct an independent research project, developing a deeper understanding of your chosen topic. From your research project, you will produce a dissertation, with guidance from a supervisor who will be allocated to you. Through the dissertation, you will demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesise relevant literature, produce coherent arguments supported by relevant evidence and logical discussion, and acknowledge sources of ideas and information. Optional modules Enacting Global Education and International Development (Professional Placement) is a strongly recommended optional module for this degree. In addition to this, there are a number of other optional modules to choose from. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date.
Assessment types vary depending on modules selected but may be a mixture of written assignments taking a variety of forms and oral presentations. You will also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff.
Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band B IELTS score to 7 overall, no more than two components at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+ International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
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