International Education and Development, M.A.

International Education and Development, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #147 (WUR) ,
Do you work – or wish to work – on educational issues in aid agencies, multilateral agencies, NGOs, consultancy and research firms, government ministries and academia?  

About

The MA has established its reputation over three decades and is highly regarded internationally. Our faculty enjoy a global reputation as leaders in their field and have contributed to education and development policies around the world. You’ll study with students from across the globe and benefit from our large network of alumni.

We expect to offer you four specialisms:

  • Teachers: Policy and Practice
  • Curriculum, Learning and Society
  • Educational Policy and Planning
  • Education, Conflict and Peacebuilding.

Why choose this course?

  • You’ll have the opportunity to see issues from different perspectives: the internationally diverse experience of our faculty, students and visiting academics is a unique feature of this course.
  • Our teaching is informed by cutting-edge research in the Centre for International Education – part of Development Studies at Sussex, ranked 1st in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • You’ll benefit from our extensive networks, broadening your experience through placements with NGOs, international agencies and educational institutions, and giving you a setting for your research project.

Careers

Our graduates develop their expertise for work in government departments, development agencies, non-governmental organisations or independent education consultancy. Some go on to study at doctoral level.

Employers of our graduates include:

  • the UK Department for International Development
  • the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • USAID
  • the British Council
  • UNESCO
  • UNICEF
  • the World Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Oxford Policy Management
  • universities
  • government ministries.

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the Department of Education were in work or further study six months after graduating. Our graduates are employed as educators all over the world, and recent graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • programme funding officer, Africa Educational Trust
  • postdoctoral researcher, Queen Mary University of London
  • programme manager, United Nations Children fund UNICEF.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Academic and Research Skills MAIED
  • Policy and Practice Issues in International Education and Development
  • Theories of International Education and Development

Options

  • Curriculum, learning and society
  • Foundations of Education Policy, Planning and Development
  • Teachers: policy and practice in lnternational contexts
  • The Global Governance of Education and Conflict

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You may be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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