University of Leicester

University of Leicester

International Education

Course Description This course offers teachers, lecturers and educational leaders in schools, colleges and universities - as well as those with experience of, or an interest in, education in broader contexts - a valuable opportunity to reflect upon their own practice and to enhance their knowledge. The MA in International Education is a rigorous qualification which provides you with several opportunities to undertake research in your particular area of interest, building on your knowledge in this specialised area. You will study two core modules and you will then choose one of the three Pathways and complete a dissertation. You will be able to develop your knowledge and skills by applying your learning to real-life situations within your own educational setting - whether that is a school, college or university. The MA is a powerful vehicle for institutional improvement, as well as personal and professional development. You will develop an ability to reflect critically on theory in the areas of teaching and learning, as well as culture, power and educational leadership, and use it as a basis for understanding and improving practice. You will develop research skills and you will be given training in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods in educational contexts. You will be equipped with methodological knowledge and skills for your career in education or further research at doctoral level, should you wish to continue your studies. Students' Learning Experience Our students benefit from a lively academic environment, through the expertise and scholarship of our academic staff and the active and progressive research environment that characterises the School of Education. Specialist speakers are often invited to give research seminars at the School and we also run a more informal series of lunchtime research meetings, called 'Food for Thought', where all staff and postgraduate students are invited to attend and to lead seminars. In addition, occasional seminars are arranged by support staff on special topics, such as new developments in ICT. During the autumn and spring terms, appropriate arrangements are made for students to conduct research in the university or local schools with a view to practise their research skills and build up their confidence to conduct dissertation project independently. Every summer, the School of Education holds an Open Postgraduate Conference to give our research students the opportunity to present their work to a wider academic and professional audience. The event is attended by postgraduate research students from UK and international universities and provides an excellent opportunity for networking within a wider research community. Your studies are supported by a course tutor who oversees your development and progress. In addition, each taught module is led by an experienced module tutor or coordinator. You are allocated a dissertation supervisor during the Spring term. This allocation takes account, as far as possible, of your developing educational interests and the supervisor's research interests.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,740 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Distance learning October 2017 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2017 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2017 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2017 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2017 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2017 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2018 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2018 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2018 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2018 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2018 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2018 GBP 9,155 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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