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International Education (with Specialist Routes) MA

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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 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.

Teaching and learning

Modules are delivered by a combination of face-to-face seminars, classes, workshops and field trips.

You will have the additional support of an online repository of relevant materials and the University Library to help with your independent study.

The course is continually assessed through a number of written assignments and presentations, as well as the 15,000-20,000-word dissertation at the end of the degree. An assignment of 4,000-5,000 words or equivalent is completed for each module, enabling you to develop your academic interests. There are no exams for this course.

Careers and employability

The International Education MA will equip you with a wide knowledge of contemporary issues in education and in foundational research methods. Many of our graduates have secured initial teaching positions, gained promotion in their existing jobs, or moved on to more senior or challenging posts in the educational field.

Our PhD opportunities are very popular with those wishing to pursue a particular research interest at doctoral level.

We are committed to training and developing outstanding teachers. We are proud to be able to support the career progression of so many teachers through the courses we offer, many of whom started their journey with us as PGCE students.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,825per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

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