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MA Global and International Citizenship Education

MA Global and International Citizenship Education

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Ethics Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Globalisation is a key driving force of modern education systems.

Schools and other educational organisations play a crucial role in our global network. This course will give you an understanding of the central role education has in forging more tolerant and inclusive societies by encouraging young people to become informed, socially-connected, ethical and engaged global citizens.

If you are a current or future teacher, researcher or a policy maker who wants to understand more about education and contemporary society then this is the course for you.

Course content

You'll explore what it means to be a citizen in a global world – and what could and should be done by educators to respond to the needs of individuals and groups in nation states and the new global society.

You’ll develop an awareness of issues about education rights, duties and communities globally, as well as in Europe and the UK.

You’ll study how this links to learning, teaching and assessment methods in schools and elsewhere. You will investigate education social studies, including political education, moral and community education, character education and diversity issues. This broad field includes global education, comparative education, international education, intercultural understanding and citizenship education.

Careers and skills

This course is an ideal foundation for postgraduate students looking to go on to further study such as PhD or for a career in schools, an international organisation, government or the third sector. The communication and cultural knowledge developed will be highly valued by any organisation with international interests. The wide variety of module options available allows you to select a route aligned with your individual interests and professional goals.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Citizenship education is about helping people to understand contemporary society and to develop the skills to take part. This is of obvious vital significance and we will explore the key ideas and issues that are relevant to local, national and global citizenships. You will be introduced to key ideas about citizenship that are currently influencing the development of citizenship education. We will explore ideas about citizenship as a formal legal and political status, as identity and as a set of practices. We will investigate key ideas and see how citizenship is practised in various contexts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent.