M.Sc. On Campus

International and Comparative Education

University of Glasgow

12 months
21650 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The International and Comparative Education programme at the University of Glasgow promotes an interdisciplinary and critical approach to education for students interested in the fields of international education, comparative education and international development. Education is more than ever a global issue that requires international and comparative perspectives.


Why this programme

  • The International and Comparative Education programme at the University of Glasgow draws on theories and methods from the social sciences and the humanities field and applies them to critically analyse global topical issues in international and comparative education.
  • Our mentoring scheme offers the opportunity to develop professional networks and to acquire and apply practical skills for the world of work in international organisations, global cooperation agencies, and national departments that take an international perspective on education.
  • The teaching team combines expertise and research experience in many parts of the world, including North, South and Central America; Southeast Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; the Arab World; and Western and Eastern Europe.
  • Students enhance their methodological and analytical skills by developing their own research projects on topics and research contexts of their choice.
  • Pedagogies and classroom dynamics are designed to maximise peer learning opportunities, the relevance to students’ interests and their control of the learning process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education and International Development
  • International and Comparative Education
  • International Actors and Global Education Policies
  • Internationalisation of Education
  • Policy Enquiry and Decision-making
  • Advanced Policy Enquiry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of one year of professional experience in an international or internationally-facing (eg national ministry) organisation.
  • You are required to submit a 300-word personal statement with an explanation of relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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