University of Sussex

University of Sussex

International Education and Development

Master's-level courses in education and teaching are designed to meet the needs of those working � or wanting to work � in teaching, management, education and development contexts. We aim to provide courses that: Are grounded in research; recognise and build on prior education-related knowledge and experience; develop professionally relevant knowledge, skills and understanding; introduce new knowledge and research perspectives on educational issues; enable the acquisition of further qualifications that enhance your career prospects. This course has established its reputation over 3 decades and is highly regarded internationally. This innovative course links theory with research, policy and practice, local and global, and critically engages with the educational challenges of low- and middle-income countries. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyse the complex educational issues of resource-constrained and/or rapidly expanding educational systems. Currently we expect to offer 4 specialisms in this course in Teachers: Policy and practice; curriculum learning and society; educational policy and planning; education in conflict and peace building.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent qualification. Experience of work in a relevant area is desirable.

Course modules

Autumn term: Theories of international education and development; policy and Practice: Issues of international education and development; academic and research skills. Spring term: academic and research skills and choose 2 of the following modules from: Teachers, policy and practice; curriculum, learning and society; educational policy and planning; education in conflict and peace building. Those doing a specialism must take the relevant module plus another from the above list. Alternatively, with approval you may take a module from a related course from across the University. Summer term: you take Academic and Research Skills. Tutorial support is provided as you work on your dissertation. Those doing a specialism must focus their dissertation on issues related to their specialism area.

Assessment methods

In the autumn and spring terms, you prepare 4 pieces of assessed work (literature review, briefing paper and two essays) related to the modules you take (30 credits each). You develop and present your dissertation proposal and then write a final dissertation on a topic of your choice (60 credits).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 873238