International Education

University of Sunderland

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24 months
3727 GBP/year
3727 GBP/year
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This International Education programme offered by the University of Sunderland will help you become a specialist in international education. Boost your career prospects. Learn from anywhere in the world with flexible distance learning.


The MA International Education offered by the University of Sunderland is a distance-learning course, allowing you to gain a very well-respected masters degree from anywhere in the world.

This degree is ideal for teachers or other educational professionals working in international schools who want to develop their careers.

Why us?

  • ‘World-leading’ research in Education according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Prepares you for promotion and professional advancement in roles linked to teaching and educational management in an international school setting
  • Study in a flexible, independent and yet well-supported manner that enables you to achieve a Masters qualification whilst also being busy as a full-time teacher
  • Enables you to become a member of an international ‘community of learning and practice’ through the encouraged use of discussion boards throughout the programme
  • Carry out research which is specific to your own workplace and study from anywhere in the world


This degree is ideal for teachers and other people working within international education institutions who want to quickly progress their careers. It will qualify you for more senior positions in teaching and educational management in international schools.

The knowledge and skills you develop will also transfer to many other sectors, particularly education policy and government.

Please note that this course does not qualify you as a teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development of Learning: A Case Study 
  • Negotiated Individual Study in Education 
  • The International School Curriculum
  • Leading and Managing in International Schools 
  • Developing Reflective Practices 
  • Advanced Pedagogical Practice in Subject Related Disciplines 
  • Leading Organisational Effectiveness in Education and Training 
  • The Nature of Teaching and Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply at least 6 months in advance .




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  • We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent.
  • You will also usually need a recognised teaching qualification. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3727 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7455 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3727 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7455 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Government Grants:

  • The Government offers several grants that don’t need to be paid back to help with the costs of Higher Education.
  • Disabled Students Allowance.
  • Childcare Grant - Full-time students with children.
International Scholarship:
  • £1,500 tuition fee reduction (undergraduates) or £1,000 tuition fee reduction (postgraduates).
Off-Campus Scholarship:
  • £1,200 tuition fee reduction for each year of study - Students applying for full-time undergraduate programmes at partner colleges.
On-Campus Scholarship:
  • £2,450 fee reduction for students applying for On-Campus Extended programmes.
Excellence Scholarship:
  • £2,000 for full-time Home and EU undergraduates with ABB grades at A Level or equivalent.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

International Education
University of Sunderland