Bath Spa University

Education (International Education)

- Taught by active researchers with leading international education perspectives.

- Has a strong inter-disciplinary perspective and critical thought on global issues throughout the course.

- Improve your career prospects - you'll graduate ideally placed for professional, management, and education roles.

International education is a complex and changing subject. Education professionals have the challenge of promoting economic growth and competition, while supporting the development of sustainable and cohesive societies to promote equity and social justice.

Attracting individuals across the UK and around the world, this course asks you to think deeply around questions relating to the economics, politics and social issues relating to education and development. We'll equip you with a good grounding in statistical and qualitative research approaches, to prepare you for your dissertation module in the final trimester.

Career opportunities include professional, leadership and management roles within learning institutions; professional, leadership and management roles within organisations involved in providing learning resources, opportunities and assessment; and policy roles at a range of levels in the education sectors.

Entry requirements

Students typically have an undergraduate degree in education or a related social science discipline which will have provided some preparation for developing understanding of policy in its political, economic and social context. Some applicants will have a background in international or development work, which may include overseas education. The programme is designed to meet the employment needs of those who are likely to work nationally or internationally in education-related fields. For international, non-native speakers of English, a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required.

Course modules

Core modules: international education and globalisation; education: economics, policy and society; social science research; dissertation. Optional modules: education and development; education, conflict and peace; and international higher education.

Assessment methods

There are no written exams on this course; each module is assessed
through coursework which typically involves an essay. For some modules assessment may be by verbal presentation or online activity. The dissertation focuses on an area agreed with a specialist tutor, who offers guidance on structure and academic writing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 1 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 2 2 Years

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