Keele University

Keele University

Education (International Education)

The course is designed and structured to meet the needs of experienced teachers, in international schools in South-East Asia, who do not possess a professional qualification and who wish to study for a postgraduate award that comprises professional recognition.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good degree, usually a 2.2, from a recognised University or ability to demonstrate relevant professional experience to an equivalent standard; and in either case, have English as a 1st language, or evidence of written and spoken fluency.

Course modules

Year 1: learners, learning and assessment; international educational practice; creative practice. Year 2: the personalized curriculum; global educational issues; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The academic programme is assessed through written work in the form of essays, case studies and critical reflective reviews; the use of these forms of assessment enables judgements to be made about participants knowledge and understanding of module content and their capacity to critically examine theory in the light of practice and vice versa. The research proposal and dissertation, which comprise the Masters phase of the programme, enable the assessment of participants' ability to select, apply and evaluate appropriate research methodologies for their chosen individual study. The assessment of the teaching placement modules is structured around an adapted version of the teaching standards for England. To satisfy these standards participants must provide evidence of their ability to plan, deliver and assess lessons that are focused on student learning. They also need to compile a portfolio of evidence that supports their case for achieving the standards and complete a critically reflective commentary that draws on the evidence in the portfolio. Formative assessment in the programme takes a variety of forms, it includes the completion of preparatory tasks for the taught sessions that are used as the basis for discussion, on-line tasks that are used to consolidate or extend the work that has been undertaken in the taught sessions and short presentations that are developed either as individual tasks or from small group discussions.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 734010