International Education MA, by distance learning

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

October 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 7,207

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
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.

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
  • Studying by supported distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study, meaning you do not have to take a career break. We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our distance learning students. Our award-winning library has world class facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Out virtual learning environment Blackboard offers the course material and a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2021
  • April 2022

Entry requirements

  • 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.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Core modules

  • Contemporary Issues in International Education
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Education
  • Plus your Education Dissertation, which is an opportunity for you to develop your special interest areas. The dissertation is expected to take up to 450 hours of independent study.

Option modules

  • You will be able to choose one of the five pathways so that you can specialise in the subject that interests you the most. Each pathway includes two modules - the lead module and a specialist study module.
  • Pathway 1: Leadership for Social Justice in Education: Lead Module and Leadership for Social Justice in Education: Specialist Study
  • Pathway 2: Pedagogy: Lead Module and Pedagogy: Specialist Study
  • Pathway 3: Innovation and Reform: Lead Module and Innovation and Reform: Specialist Study
  • Pathway 4: Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Inclusion and Special Educational Needs: Specialist Study
  • Pathway 5: Learning Technologies 1: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Learning Technologies 2: Learning Design for the 21st Century
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee. 
  • You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live. 
  • Starting in October 2021 or April 2022 
  • Tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are yet to be confirmed. 
  • As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in 2020/21 were: MA: £10,445 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you're eligible.

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