The MA in International Education is designed for educational professionals in primary, secondary or tertiary education, as well other organisations with an educational remit – for example NGOs, charitable organisations, museums and galleries. This degree will:
Enhance your understanding of contemporary educational issues, both national and international, with a particular emphasis on those which are of direct relevance to your professional context.
Develop your ability to reflect on theory in the area of teaching and learning and use it as the basis for understanding and improving practice.
Develop your ability to undertake small scale research.
Develop your understanding of ethical principles which underpin the design, conduct and reporting of educational research
This is the only course of its kind offered by a UK University completely by distance learning. The course will be delivered using the latest online technologies.
Studying by supported distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study, meaning you do not have to take a career break. We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our distance learning students. Our award-winning library has world class facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Out virtual learning environment Blackboard offers the course material and a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.
If you have any questions about this course, contact us 0556941379 / 0244565928 / 0205601932, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our resource centre on the 7th Floor of the Heritage Tower Building, Ridge Accra.
April and October each year Department:
You will be able to choose one of the five pathways so that you can specialise in the subject that interests you the most. Each pathway includes two modules – the lead module and a specialist study module.
Pathway 1: Leadership for Social Justice in Education
Pathway 2: Pedagogy
Pathway 3: Innovation and Reform
Pathway 4: Inclusion and Special Education Needs
Pathway 5: Learning Technologies
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
Start date: 9 April 2018 Application deadline for April 2018 start: 22 March 2018
Teaching and Assessment
For your core and option modules you will be assessed by a combination of written assignments, posters (presented in a ‘virtual gallery’) and oral presentation (presented via podcast).
In addition you will keep a (non-assessed) reflective journal which will demonstrate your development as an educational researcher, accompanied by an e-portfolio of associated learning resources.
2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
You will need to demonstrate a minimum of two years’ experience (not necessarily consecutive) in a professional role (paid, unpaid, voluntary) as an educator, manager, or a learning support role (or equivalent). If your experience in any one of these roles is less than 2 years, please contact us so that we can discuss the relevance of your experience for this programme). Applications are welcome from those involved in education at primary, secondary or tertiary level, as well as those working within other organisations, for example government, NGOs, museums and galleries. If you are unclear about the work experience requirement, you can discuss this with the programme administration team.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
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