MA Education (Comparative and International Perspectives)
How long it takes:
MA – 12 months full-time
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
The MA Education (Comparative and International) programme has two compulsory modules (40 credits), two pathway compulsory modules (40 credits), two option modules that draw from the full MA Education catalogue (40 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits):
- Education, Policy and Society
- Researching Education
- Citizenship, Human Rights and the Environment
- Education as an International Issue
- Curriculum design in global contexts
- Language, discourse and society
- Personal and professional skills in education management
- Education Policy and Improving Schools
- Special Educational Needs of Children with Autism
- Curriculum and Approaches for Children with Autism
- Education Oberservation, Evaluation and Supervision
- Disability and Inclusive Development
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
This programme has been specially developed to appeal to a broad range of career aspirations in sectors requiring an international perspective of education, and comparative analytic skill in different contexts. The MA Education (Comparative and International) does not provide qualifications for a particular role, but the knowledge and skills that will enable you to pursue a range of career paths in education.
Graduates from this programme work in the education sector in roles including: education management, ministries and other national/regional authorities, non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, education research, publishing, education consultancy and higher/further education.