University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

International Education

Students investigate the impact of globalisation on education policy making and on education systems, examining the latest issues in global education and training. Study examines how the characteristics of globalisation are defining the way countries develop and how they participate in the economic world order. Students also evaluate the place of education in economic development and analyse how education can support social justice and society, exploring educational concepts that underpin educational planning and development.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.2 or above or professional equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core module: Education Society and Development: This module helps you examine the dominant patterns of education that have arisen in response to the pressures of globalisation and global institutions. You'll evaluate how the dominant (neo-liberal) systems are affecting education and leading to an increased focus on education as a preparation for the workplace. The module will help you understand the knowledge economy and global competition and the resulting policy formulation related to education, training and human resource development. Dissertation: This module will deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research. You'll learn about traditions of educational research; positivism, interpretism and action research and the strengths and challenges of carrying out research in these traditions. This module will provide you with the opportunity to carry out a piece of research based on a contemporary or work-related issue or problem. In addition you'll choose 3 further modules from the list below, however the following one is recommended: Cross-cultural Learning: This module will help you explore the increasingly international nature of education. You'll examine different approaches to education and the ways different cultures define the key concepts of education. The module will help you to understand international perspectives on what is valuable knowledge and how it is learned. You'll explore how culture impacts on education, how it affects the structures and processes that take place in classrooms and you will use this knowledge to consider how this affects learners and ideas that travel across cultural boundaries. Option modules: Choose from a list which may include: International Approaches to Early Childhood Education: The module will help you to reflect on a range of international perspectives on early childhood education. It will emphasise the relationship between theoretical perspectives and aspects of practice in early childhood education. You'll critically engage with debates about early childhood education and will focus on the education of children in a range of settings. Understanding E-Learning: You will be introduced to a range of ICT tools and techniques for innovation in teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the selection of approaches appropriate to the learners' needs. Alongside the practical aspects of using these tools you will consider how they can transform learning and develop a deeper, theoretical and analytical understanding. You'll also explore current debates in the field of e-learning. Education Society and Development: This module helps you examine the dominant patterns of education that have arisen in response to the pressures of globalisation and global institutions. You'll evaluate how the dominant (neo-liberal) systems are affecting education and leading to an increased focus on education as a preparation for the workplace. The module will help you understand the knowledge economy and global competition and the resulting policy formulation related to education, training and human resource development. Critical Social Policy in Education and Public Services: This module will help you examine the historical, political and legislative developments leading to current national and local policy agendas relevant to those working in education and other public services. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between theoretical perspectives and aspects of practice in a range of contexts such as early years, youth work, teaching, learning and development, health care, community work, family support and social care.
Managing Learning and Development in Organisations: This module will help you to develop an understanding of the links between learning and development, organisation goals and broader human resource policies and practice in a variety of organisational contexts. You'll explore how the learning and development agenda can be promoted by examining learning & development policies, roles, functions, as well as strategies, methods and techniques for establishing learning and development needs. Introduction to Action Research in Teaching and Learning: This module will help you to understand the principles and practices of action research. You'll develop an understanding of how action research leads to research-based improvement in teaching and learning, and an awareness of how personal professional development can contribute to the development of the teaching/training professions with a view to raising learner achievement. Methods of Enquiry: This module will develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of research methods, in both academic and professional contexts. It considers some of the theories, methods and implication of research and the complex role of researchers and of practitioner-researchers. You'll explore a range of methods of enquiry in order to enable you to understand the significance and ethics of research. Cross-cultural Learning: This module will help you explore the increasingly international nature of education. You'll examine different approaches to education and the ways different cultures define the key concepts of education. The module will help you to understand international perspectives on what is valuable knowledge and how it is learned. You'll explore how culture impacts on education, how it affects the structures and processes that take place in classrooms and you will use this knowledge to consider how this affects learners and ideas that travel across cultural boundaries. Developing Effective Leadership: This module will provide an opportunity to consider and reflect upon leadership within an organisational setting. You'll actively engage with such concepts as the role of the leader, how that role links to and differs from management and how leaders need to be developed within their organisations. The module will also help you to understand concepts of vision, values, culture, strategic planning, modelling behaviours and development of organisation sand individuals. Exploring Teaching and Learning: This module will develop your understanding of the ideas of curriculum: what is taught, how it is taught and why it is taught. You'll explore elements of the hidden curriculum, including hierarchy, power, values, confidence, stereotypes and labelling. The module will also help you to understand how a teachers' role is constructed. What are teacher identities and how do these shape the role of teachers? Is teaching a professional activity? What are the ideas around this aspect? What is a reflexive/reflective teacher and how does this enhance professional development. You'll also consider some learning theories and their practical application within your setting. Mentoring and Coaching: This module will help you to explore the role of mentoring and coaching. You'll have the opportunity to examine issues linked to implementing and managing mentoring/coaching schemes, the role of mentors and/or coaches, the strategies that could be used within a mentoring and/or coaching relationship and the ethical issues governing them. E-Tutoring: This module will help you to develop understanding and skills in the area of online tutoring, facilitation, and in the design, planning and implementation of e-learning and blended learning courses.

Assessment methods

Course work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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