MA International Education

Duration Full time 1 year
Discipline
  • Education
LocationExeter (St Luke‘s)
Start date September

Overview

The MA Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment.

The MA International Education programme will enable you to explore education as an international and increasingly globalised sphere of activity. You will be able to develop your own understanding and potential to work within international educational institutions and those focused upon internationalising their curriculum. Your study on this programme will involve an examination of some of the major trends in the field of international education and emerging ideas. 

Current Exeter PGCE students 

If you are interested in applying for the MA Education programme, and you are a 2018/19 Exeter PGCE student, you can do so via our Accelerated Entry system.

Programme structure

You must take 180 credits in total to qualify with an MA qualification. This will either consist of taught modules to the value of 120 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits, or a combination of modules, dissertation and accredited prior learning or experience.

Core modules

150 credits of core modules. 

CodeModuleCredits
TBC Education Studies 30
TBC International Education and Global Societies 30
TBC Education Policy 30
EFPM308 Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation 60

 

Optional modules

30 credits from the following.

CodeModuleCredits
TBC Debating the Big Questions in Education 30
TBC Education Professional Placement Module 30
TBC  Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing it 30
TBC Technology and Education Futures 30
TBC Special Educational Needs, Inclusion, Disability:  Critical Perspectives 30

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Delivery: campus-based/distance learning/blended learning

As a Masters level student you will become part of the research-intensive Graduate School of Education, studying with some of the leading scholars in their disciplines. 

Learning methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, peer-led activity, and online resources and interaction. Some modules also involve studio and classroom work, field trips, and school visits. 

All modules are assessed through course work and there are no final examinations. Assessments are varied and include essays, online projects, portfolios and presentations.

Facilities and support

You’ll be assigned a personal tutor and have access to module tutors via face-to-face and/or email or Skype tutorials. You’ll also have access to a range of support including lecture notes, presentations, film clips and reading materials through our online learning environment.

Campus-based modules are taught at the Graduate School of Education at the St Luke’s Campus in Exeter, which offers an excellent range of specialist facilities and the UK’s largest Education library. Weekend or Friday workshops are usually available to accommodate the needs of part-time students.

Research-led teaching

You will benefit from our active research culture, which promotes the sharing of ideas and knowledge to encourage innovation. Our research centres provide a focus for research and discussion for academic staff, researchers and practitioners and organise seminar series, outside speakers, conferences and other events.

Careers

The flexibility of this programme means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions.  This degree also offers excellent progression to a professional doctorate.

Visit our EdD pages for more information.

Students considering an academic career and progression to PhD are advised to undertake the MSc Educational Research.

Graduate destinations

The University has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students compete very successfully in the employment market. Our graduates have gone on to a range of careers in the UK and overseas with examples given below. Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not correspond.

Job titlesEmployer
Teacher Ofsted
Subject Specialist Teacher (including music, arts, drama) Devon Education Authority 
Special Needs Teacher   Jersey States Education Department  
Head of Department  Plymouth City Council 
Arts Manager FEA Training and Development Centre 
Educational Therapist  Camden LEA 
Education Officer  Exeter College 
Dyslexia Assessor  Hong Kong SAR Government 
Headteacher/Principal  Danish National School of Contemporary Dance 
Education Consultant  Ministry of Education, Cyprus 
Dean, Faculty of Arts  Saltash Community School 
Lecturer University of Reading 

Career support

Careers support including skills training, internships, jobs vacancies, employment fairs and other events is available through the Career Zone.

Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject or a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject with relevant work experience.

We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case by case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.

Some modules require Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Current Exeter PGCE students 

If you are interested in applying for the MA Education programme, and you are a 2018/19 Exeter PGCE student, you can do so via our Accelerated Entry system.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2019/20

Full time

  • UK/EU: £7,200 full-time
  • International: £17,700 full-time

For part time routes:

  • 30 credit module
    • UK/EU: £1,200
    • International: £2,950
  • 60 credit module
    • UK/EU: £2,400
    • International: £5,850

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2019.

Contact us

Please contact us if you would like more information about any of our programmes or activities, or if you would like to arrange to come and see us.

Postal address

Graduate School of Education
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 2LU
United Kingdom

Current students

By email: sid@exeter.ac.uk
By phone
0300 555 0444 (UK)
+441392 724724 (International)

Applicants and offer holders

WebEnquire online
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Where to find us

The Graduate School of Education is located on the University's St Luke's Campus. For information on how to find us, please see our directions to St Luke's Campus and the St Luke's Campus map.