University of Birmingham

Master in International Studies in Education - Máster en Estudios Internacionales en Educación

University of Birmingham
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    Información no disponible
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    International Studies in Education MA


Specialist pathway

The Education and Development pathway is in collaboration with the International Development Department in the School of Government and Society. It follows the same broad lines of the core programme, but has a different focus and different compulsory modules.


International students
English language support - before your course starts

The University offers Presessional English courses for students whose IELTS score does not meet the entry requirements. If you successfully attend one of these courses you won’t need to retake IELTS.

English language support - during your studies

BIA provides free English language services to international students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Birmingham. Services include Open-access English classes, online self-assessment, online materials through CANVAS, email answers to quick questions and individual one to one tutorials. For a small fee, BIA also offers classes for partners of international postgraduate students and staff, social events including day trips and HOST visits.


This programme is for people who are interested in taking an international and comparative perspective on educational issues. We offer two pathways on the International Studies in Education, the general International Studies in Education and the Education and Development specialist pathway. The specialist pathway shares the same core themes and outcomes, however it has a distinctive focus and different compulsory modules.


You will have a critical understanding of key debates surrounding education as an international issue
You will make analytical comparisons between educational issues in different contexts, including your own


Students must take six modules and do a dissertation.

You will have the opportunity to learn more about each module and to make your selections in the first week of term but your first term modules are fixed. There are three terms each year; taught modules run in terms one and two.

Education as an International Issue compulsory

Practitioner Inquiry in Education (PIE) compulsory

Education Observation, Evaluation and Supervision

Citizenship, Human Rights and the Environment

International Study Skills and Communication

Citizenship, Human Rights and the Environment

Leadership for School Improvement

Personal and Professional Skills for Education Managers

Curriculum Design in Global Contexts

Salidas profesionales

The employment prospects from the International Studies in Education programmes are as diverse as the students on the course. These courses are not qualifications for a particular role, but the knowledge and skills you gain will enable you to pursue a range of career paths in education. For example, graduates from this programme have gone on to work in the education sector in the following kinds of jobs in different countries:

education management at school level
work in Ministries and other national and regional authorities
work in non-governmental organisations promoting education
work in UN agencies
educational research
teaching in national or international schools
jobs in further or higher education institutions
establishing private schools
education consultancy

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