MSc Education (Policy and International Development)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two to three years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||Not fixed|
|Start date||September 2017|
The Policy and International Development pathway focuses on the relationship between education policy and practice and international development. It probes the influence of global policy agendas on education and the contribution that education makes to social justice, economic growth and sustainable development. In line with the sustainable development agenda, development is treated as an international issue and the pathway considers case studies from countries around the world as well as from within Bristol. It includes study of formal and informal education through diverse institutions and organisations, including schools, universities and community organisations.
The pathway takes a critical look at ideas about social development, such as human rights, the capability approach and peace building, and their implications for education policy and practice. There will be opportunities to explore how educational theories and practice travel between and are adapted to the specific contexts. You will analyse the role of key organisations involved in the global governance of education, including civil society, international non-governmental organisations, development agencies and commercial bodies.
The pathway develops skills for using international and comparative research, both in education and in analysing education policy. You will be supported to develop your own reasoned position and distinctive critical voice for commenting on education policy and education’s role within social development at international, national and local level. You will have access to first-class library and information services, allowing you to study the specific ideas, issues, initiatives and policies that you are interested in.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
- Introduction to Educational Inquiry
- International Development, Comparative Research and Education
- Education, Peace and Sustainable Development
- Education Policy in a Global Context
Students following this programme will be able to take optional units from across the school.
You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
A UK undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:
- Equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
- Visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
- High ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
- Highly employable throughout the world
- Adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community
Read more about the careers of some of our graduates.
We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 36% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 19% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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