MA Globalising Education: Policy and Practice

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world: our postgraduate courses will launch your career in education, or aid your continuing professional development.

Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work. Our research has a direct impact on educational theory, policy and practice; we're supporting the development of children, families and learning communities through dedicated research centres.

The School of Education has provided so much support in addition to the excellent course and allowed me to develop a clear idea of my future career path.

Yan Wu, Postgraduate student in Department of Education

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Full-time course


The course explores educational policy and practice in changing international contexts. It's ideal for educational professionals including teachers, administrators and managers.

Teaching is through seminars and tutorials. You'll submit four 6,000-word assignments and a dissertation.

We'll teach you how to make research part of your practice and how to present your ideas for different audiences.

As you progress, you'll develop your own specialised professional interests, especially through the dissertation.

School of Education postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Globalisation and Education
  • Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research
  • The Practice of Research
  • Globalising Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy
  • Dissertation

Teaching

  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment

  • Four 6,000 word assignments
  • Dissertation
September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Full-time course


During this one-year, full-time course you will be focusing on educational policy and practice in changing international contexts. The course is ideal for educational professionals including teachers, administrators and managers. You will develop specialised professional interests throughout the course, especially with your dissertation.

School of Education postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research
  • Globalisation and Education
  • Globalising Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy
  • The Practice of Research
  • Dissertation

Structure, teaching and assessment

All MA courses follow a similar pattern with two core modules and two subject-specific modules.

Teaching and learning takes place via lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussion, active inquiry and investigations. Regular meetings with a personal tutor support and encourage your learning and understanding.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related field is required.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our programmes, contact us:

E: edu-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
T: (+44) (0)114 222 8177
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.