Education and Development (MA)
The MA Education and Development degree explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, both theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives - including human rights, social and human development, and human capital. The course enables students to understand current debates, and their implications for national and international education strategies. In doing so it locates educational debates within a wider development perspective.
Topics in the core modules include current challenges of education and development, including linguistic and cultural diversity, the education of nomads and other migratory groups, and responses to conflict, HIV/Aids and child-labour. The programme also examines international and national policies and practices, with the aim of providing students with the capacity to contribute to appropriate policy design for educational development. The MA Education and Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Professional, Employability and Practical Skills
A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme.
The Educational Diversity, Literacy and Development Research Group
Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. The MA Education and Development programme also benefits from strong links with the University's School of Education and Lifelong Learning, including collaboration in teaching and an active research seminar programme. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Educational Diversity, Literacy and Development Research Group and our current research projects.
High quality research and impact: The majority of the School’s research was rated as ‘internationally outstanding or high quality’ by the government in the last national research assessment exercise (RAE 2008). The School was placed in the top three departments in the country for research on international development.