Global Development (Education), M.A.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
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  • English (take IELTS)
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MA Global Development and Education combines the core element of the MA Global Development, with a specialism in Education in Development as well as options that include international educational management and leadership.

About

This programme examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies – with a focus on education in development.

You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development issues, as well as the inter-relationships between global, national and local actors in contested strategies for development.

You’ll also review strategies, programmes and policies in development, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made by different development actors towards key international development goals.

You’ll explore controversies at the centre of contemporary development challenges and analyse both the theories and realities of development, to understand the different approaches, practices and discourses involved.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules

Education in Development explores key contemporary debates, theories and practices in international education and development. You will compare the idea of Education For All against the Millennium Development Goal for education, and the value of international target setting. As well as analysing global trends in adult literacy, you will also examine policy making processes and implementation, the elusive concept of quality, and the promise and practices of decentralisation and community participation.

Global Inequalities and Development provides you with an understanding of why and how the world’s inequalities produce advantages and disadvantages in development. You will cover economic, social, and political inequalities to lay the foundation for discussions about poverty, dispossession, food, environment and aid. You will also explore how social movements in the global south claim rights and thereby challenge global inequalities.

Dissertation: Global Development and Education leads you through the process of developing a deeper understanding of a particular topic in international education management and development studies through independent research and the preparation of an extended piece of writing. You agree a research topic with your supervisor and write a 12,000 word dissertation that demonstrates your research skills, your ability to assess information, and appraise relevant concepts and theories.

Optional Modules

You will also be required to study between two and four of the following optional modules:

- Africa in the Contemporary World
- Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance
- Democracy and Development
- Development Management Techniques
- Gender, Globalisation and Development
- Global Justice
- Global Politics of Health: Power and Inequity
- International Political Economy
- Political Economy of Resources and Development
- Research Methodology for Development
- The Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
- The Rise of China
- Chinese Politics
- China’s Development
- Religions and Global Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour 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).

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area e.g. development studies, sociology, social policy, geography.
A minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6 in all components.

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Funding

Please see the University of Leeds website and the School of Politics and International Studies website

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