You will study a multidisciplinary postgraduate degree course consisting of six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation. It can be studied full-time over the course of one year, or up to three years part-time.
There are two compulsory modules designed to introduce you to the terrain of global and international education, and the approaches used to understand this terrain:
Theoretical Perspectives on Global and International Education
Introduces you to the key theoretical perspectives and concepts relating to global and international contexts of education.
Researching Education in a Global World
You will be introduced to education research methods to support your dissertation.
Optional modules included in this course are designed to reflect the range of specialist areas, fields of professional interests and phases of education relating to global and international education. The modules also reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the course, making it flexible and responsive to your needs if you are seeking to focus your studies on different specialist areas in the field of global and international education:
- Global Childhoods
- Internationalisation of Higher Education: Transformation and Exploitation
- Development Education 1: issues and challenges
- Development Education 2: enquiry and impact
- Intercultural Learning through Study Visits
- The Intercultural Dimension
- Ethics and Globalisation and Thinking Cosmopolitanism.
Please note: optional modules will run subject to viable numbers.
A negotiated module may also be offered as one of the optional modules, allowing you to critically examine a topic of your choosing.
The final dissertation module has been designed to enable you to demonstrate your abilities in self- direction and originality by conducting an independent research study into a specialist area in the field of global and international education. This is a significant piece of academic work and provides you with the opportunity to develop and apply originality on a topic area of your choice.