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Education, Health Promotion and International Development MA

Education, Health Promotion and International Development MA

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Health Education Education Studies Development Economics Development Politics International Studies

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Course Summary

The MA offers students the opportunity to extend and deepen their understanding of concepts, theories and issues related to international development, education and sustainable ways of promoting health, wellbeing and social justice. Students will: build on their existing knowledge to develop new understandings of key concepts and issues in education, health promotion and international development; appraise and evaluate current policy and practice through evidence-informed analysis; draw connections between distinct academic disciplines with regard to the promotion of wellbeing and social justice; investigate and propose sustainable ways of working and; through conducting a small-scale research study, apply what they have learned to create personally and professionally relevant new knowledge of the field.


Graduates of this Master's degree have been engaged: as policy-makers and advisers in government ministries and departments; as policy advocates and programme managers in international NGOs and development agencies; as social research consultants; as teachers and lecturers in schools, colleges and universities; as international development consultants; in doctoral study (either on PhD or EdD programmes).


Graduates of this Master's degree have used the academic and professional expertise gained through the programme to: set up and manage an NGO or consultancy; prepare successful project and research proposals; develop new reporting procedures adopted throughout their organisation; gain employment as consultants; take on new roles and responsibilities within an organisation; transfer their expertise into international development; engage policymakers, practitioners and members of the public through research-informed practice.


Promoting Health and Wellbeing: Planning, Practice and Participation - Core
Education and International Development: Concepts, Theories and Issues - Core

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, normally in social science, education or nursing - but a range of undergraduate programmes are excepted (including arts and humanities if the applicant can demonstrate an interest in and understanding of health promotion in their personal statement). In addition some appropriate experience in a low or middle-income country (a minimum of one month) is normally a condition of entry.

University information

University College London (UCL) is one of the largest and most highly ranked higher education institutions in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London the university is home to around...more

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