UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Education, Gender and International Development

The programme will develop a student's understanding of the gender dimensions of research, analysis, policy and practice in relation to education in low- and middle-income countries. It will encourage them to consider how developing countries connect with more affluent and powerful regions of the world. Teaching is delivered by lectures or other structured inputs by staff; participant-led presentations and discussions based on selected readings or a clearly specified project; tutor-led seminars; workshops; problem/issue-based paired and small group work; occasional debates and occasional invited speakers; reflections on film and video inputs.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a 2nd Class UK Honours degree and demonstrate commitment and genuine interest in issues relating to gender, education and international development. They will normally have a minimum of 6 months' experience living/working in a low/middle-income context./country. Applicants who do not meet these criteria may sometimes be considered on the basis of an excellent personal statement. Applicants are encouraged to make informal contact with the programme leader to discuss expectations and other matters of detail.

Course modules

Core modules: Education and international development (concepts, theories and issues); gender, education and development. Options: Students select either 2 or 3 Master's-level optional modules, chosen in consultation with the programme leader, from the UCL Institute of Education offering. Students are encouraged to take the module: Gender, sexuality and education, to increase their understanding of the literature on gender and education.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via various forms of coursework including discursive essays, critical analysis of empirical research, reviews of literature, and the dissertation or report.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode - 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 15,525 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Mixed mode - 2 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Variable - 4 years
MA Mixed mode - 4 years

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Programme Administrator
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0207 331 5100