University of York

University of York

Global and International Citizenship Education

Globalisation is perhaps the key driving force of modern education systems. Schools (and other educational enterprises in universities, businesses and communities) are part of a global network. This programme explores important issues about what it means to be a citizen in a global world; what could and should be done by educators to respond to the needs of individuals and groups in nation states and the new global society. This programme will be attractive to all those who have an interest in social studies education. This includes political and ideological education, moral education and education for diversity. This is a broad field that includes global education, comparative education, international education, intercultural understanding and citizenship education. In particular, the programme explores how to help people understand society and develop the skills to take part in it. This includes investigations of European citizenship and global citizenship education and focusing on learning and teaching methods. The programme will be of interest to those who see themselves as current or future teachers, researchers or policy makers.

Entry requirements

Applicants will require a UK 2.1 or above; USA grade point average 3.2 or above; PR China average degree score 80 or above. The score you will need will depend on which university you attended and which subject you are applying for. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Course modules

Module includes: Citizenship education; research methods in education; planning and communicating research; dissertation. 1 optional module: Bilingualism; cross linguistic influences in 2nd language acquisition; discourse analysis and language teaching; education and social justice; evaluating ESOL classroom practice; intercultural communication in education; learning and teaching 2nd language reading; motivation in education; teaching and assessing speaking skills; teaching and assessing writing skills; teaching and learning in schools; teaching world English; topics in 2nd language acquisition.

Assessment methods

4 assessed coursework essay assignments (each 4,000 to 5,000 words in length); an exam in research methods in education; an assessed presentation plus dissertation outline plus ethics audit; a dissertation of 12,000 words in length.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
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