MA - Master of Arts
The University of Manchester
The MA Education International (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) will provide you with the opportunity to engage in structured study of, and reflection upon, the application of educational theories, ideas and concepts to a range of international educational and community-based contexts.
The course has been designed for teachers and other education professionals working in a range of national and international settings, and is ideal if you're looking to develop your career by securing new posts or promotion in the area of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
You'll work with an international cohort of students representing multiple unique perspectives.
The course offers a unique combination of policy and practice-based perspectives on education, and the area of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in education, and is taught by outstanding, world-leading researchers who focus on the realities of professional practice using the social sciences.
Teaching and learning
The course is taught by world-leading researchers who focus on the realities of professional practice through using the social sciences. This includes:
- Dr Jenna Mittelmeier (an expert on issues around international student experience);
- Dr Kirstin Kerr (an expert on education and poverty);
- Dr Miguel Lim (an expert on higher education policy and internationalisation);
- Dr Susie Miles (known internationally for her specialist knowledge of inclusion and disability in developing country contexts);
- Dr Sylvie Lomer (an expert on international student mobility);
- Dr Rita Hordosy (an expert in international and comparative educational research);
- Dr Zeynep Onat-Stelma (an expert in TESOL);
- Prof Helen Gunter (known internationally for her work on policy and leadership);
- Prof Mel Ainscow (an international expert in inclusive education);
- Prof Mel West (a leading expert in school improvement and school effectiveness);
- Prof Michael Apple (the world's leading critical educationalist);
- Dr Steve Courtney (an expert on school restructuring, change and leadership).
Course units are delivered through lectures, tutorials, group-work, case-based approaches, and enquiry-based learning. Comprehensive training is provided in the use of electronic resources.
We encourage both individual and co-operative learning and research and hope to foster an ethos of lifelong learning. We aim to build on the expertise of our students, many of whom are experienced teachers, and who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from a wide range of different countries.
Student feedback is integral to our learning and teaching, and you will have the opportunity to contribute to the student experience as Student Representatives, as well as through informal conversations with the Programme Director and teaching team throughout the course.
Coursework and assessment
You will study four course units in each semester, six of which are core and two of which are optional.
The form of assessment varies by course unit. However, most involve a 3,000-word written assessment, which may be in the form of an essay, a critical review of literature, or a research report. Formative and summative feedback is provided.
The dissertation is the report of an empirical research project investigation of an aspect of education, and is 15,000 words in length.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 21,500per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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