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Education and International Development

University College London (UCL)

12 months
24000 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education and International Development programme offered at the University College London (UCL) will introduce the concepts of development and educational development, and help students assess the role of education and learning in the development process by engaging with theory and research.


This Education and International Development programme at the University College London (UCL) provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of key aspects of theory, policy and practice in relation to education and international development, and skills and knowledge in research methods and analysis. Students benefit from being taught by renowned researchers of education and international development, as well as international guest speakers. 

There will be opportunities for students to be introduced to a number of key international development organisations involved in education and learn more about the nature of their work, as well as to find out about professional development opportunities. 

In previous years, students have organised career development events and benefited from volunteering opportunities via the Students' Union UCL Volunteering Service.


Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas and sectors in relation to education and international development worldwide. These include local and international NGOs, donor and multi-lateral agencies, national and local education departments, schools and universities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education and International Development: Concepts, Theories and Issues
  • Gender, Education and Development
  • Education, Conflict and Fragility
  • Planning for Education and Development
  • Learners, Learning and Teaching in the Context of Education for All
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing: Planning, Practice and Participation
  • Education and Muslim Communities
  • African Studies and Education
  • Understanding Education Research: Education and International Development
  • Understanding Education Research
  • Understanding Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required together with relevant experience in low or middle-income countries (normally a minimum of six months). 
  • Applicants should demonstrate commitment and genuine interest in issues relating to education and international development.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £5,400
  • International: £12,000

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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