International Education MA, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    9155
    Tuition (Full programme)
    9155
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
The MA in International Education is designed for educational professionals in primary, secondary or tertiary education, as well other organisations with an educational remit - for example NGOs, charitable organisations, museums and galleries. 

About

This degree will:

  • Enhance your understanding of contemporary educational issues, both national and international, with a particular emphasis on those which are of direct relevance to your professional context.
  • Develop your ability to reflect on theory in the area of teaching and learning and use it as the basis for understanding and improving practice.
  • Develop your ability to undertake small scale research.
  • Develop your understanding of ethical principles which underpin the design, conduct and reporting of educational research

This is the only course of its kind offered by a UK University completely by distance learning. The course will be delivered using the latest online technologies.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Leicester is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Leicester offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in International Education
  • Introduction to Education Research Methods
  • Pathway 1: Leadership for Social Justice in Education
  • Pathway 2: Pedagogy
  • Pathway 3: Innovation and Reform
  • Pathway 4: Inclusion and Special Education Needs
  • Pathway 5: Learning Technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent.

  • You will need to demonstrate a minimum of two years' experience (not necessarily consecutive) in a professional role (paid, unpaid, voluntary) as an educator, manager, or a learning support role (or equivalent). If your experience in any one of these roles is less than 2 years, please contact us so that we can discuss the relevance of your experience for this programme). Applications are welcome from those involved in education at primary, secondary or tertiary level, as well as those working within other organisations, for example government, NGOs, museums and galleries. If you are unclear about the work experience requirement, you can discuss this with the programme administration team.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 9155 International
  • GBP 9155 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.