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MA International Education

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Multicultural Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary


  • You will explore education as an international and increasingly globalised sphere of activity
  • Our Education Studies module will provide you with a thorough grounding in education research, theory and practice
  • You will examine some of the major trends and emerging ideas in the field of international education
  • You will develop your own understanding and potential to work within international educational institutions and those focused upon internationalising their curriculum


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.

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 listed below are independent and do not correspond.


People often talk about the fact that we live in a global society with more linkages to elsewhere in the world than ever before and greater connectivity and mobility. But what does it mean to live in a global society? How is education manifested and what role does it play in this? These are the key questions which you will critically explore as part of your studies on this module. The module will offer you a unique opportunity to consider education in terms of its local, national and international dimensions, as well as to explore the linkages (i.e. local-global connections). Your study will involve critical examination of a wide range of economic, cultural, political and environmental factors which considered to shape, and be shaped by, education.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as social sciences, humanities or education.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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