Global Education and International Development Program 2020, University of Warwick, UK

University of Warwick


June 01, 2020

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Global Education and International Development 

About MA Global Education and International Development

Education plays a variety of often contradictory roles in public debates, policy discourses, and academic research related to globalisation and international development. Education may be seen as the silver bullet, the solution to global inequalities and the vehicle for economic and social development. Alternatively, education is blamed for not delivering its promise, or even for reproducing or exacerbating the very problems it was supposed to solve. Education systems and institutions are themselves sites which are affected by patterns of globalisation and policy changes regarding development and aid.

Increasingly we are moving into a ‘post-development’ era, where it is no longer possible to separate the globe into clear-cut regions that are designated as ‘developed’ and ‘developing’: local, regional and international connections and transitions demand that we re-focus attempts to understand and theorise the role of education in contemporary society. Education policy and practice faces the imperative of adapting to enhanced mobility and immobility, changing political regimes, and the ever-shifting relationship between education and social change.

MA Global Education and International Development addresses a complex array of interconnected challenges and issues in relation to education, understood in its broadest sense. The programme brings together theoretical and conceptual challenges with applied considerations for education practitioners and development interventions.

Please note that if you wish to study on a part time basis you should be aware that all core modules are taught during the normal working day and there is no out of hours provision. If this is a consideration for you please contact us prior to applying so that we can advise you further.

Suitable For

  • Do you work in the education sector and hope to increase the global reach of your work?
  • Or do you have an international development background and want to specialise in education issues?
  • Do you aspire to critically engage with some of the most important questions of the current moment?
  • Would you like to improve both your knowledge and your practical skills in the area of Global Education and International Development?

If one or more of these statements applies to you, this taught Master’s programme on Global Education and International Development could be for you.

Entry requirements

  • Second class honours degree (2.2) or equivalent. Your undergraduate degree should come from a recognised institution and all subjects are considered. Warwick's Office for Global Engagement provides guidelines for how overseas qualifications equate to British ones. This guidance is for information only and all applications and transcripts are considered on a case-by-case basis. However, this page will give you an idea of where your degree falls on the British scale. 
  • One academic reference. When you apply, you will need to supply your referee’s contact details, and we will request a reference from them directly. If you graduated more than two years ago, you may supply a professional referee instead if you are no longer in touch with your undergraduate tutors. Although we normally require only one strong reference, you are encouraged to supply details for two referees to ensure we receive a strong reference in good time.
  • A Personal Statement. This should include:

Your motivation behind applying for this specific degree--why this MA?

How your educational background has prepared you for postgraduate study in this subject area.

How obtaining this degree will fit into your future plans--what do you hope to get from studying on this course, and what are your expectations?

  • English language proficiency. Non-native speakers of English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 and no component below 6.0, or equivalent score on another acceptable test (see Admissions for more information). Education Studies is considered a Band A department when considering accepted English language proficiency test scores. If your previous education was undertaken in the UK or another English speaking country, you may be exempt from this requirement. You can see other English Language proficiency tests here
  • From entry in October 2021 we will be increasing our English Language requirement to be band B.
  • You can find out more about our Pre-Sessional English Course provided by Applied Linguistics

Education Studies has scholarship opportunities for exceptional students from Hong Kong and China on this programme.

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May 17, 2020
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