Education And International Development MA

This masters degree will:

  • introduce concepts of development and educational development
  • assess the role of education and learning in the development process by examining theories of development and education in development
  • examine contemporary policy issues regarding education in low- and middle-income countries.


This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • be taught by renowned researchers of international education and international guest speakers
  • meet a diverse student group (our alumni are from more than 80 countries)
  • benefit from participatory interactive teaching methods
  • make a study visit to Paris (not included in the course fee) incorporating UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
  • take some modules online.

Who is this programme for?

People working in the formal and non-formal sectors in education and international development.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent (for example, our BA Education Studies) and, normally, appropriate experience in a low- or middle-income country.

How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Mixed mode, including face-to-face daytime or evening sessions, intensive modules, and online learning.


Core modules

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