You will explore and seek to explain similarities and differences across cultures, countries and regions and learn about theory, epistemology and methodology and participate in critical debate in the field of comparative and international education. One area of application on the MA Education (Comparative and International) pathway,will be around how concepts of human rights may be used to develop educational policies and practices.
A series of core modules on this pathway will equip you with an economic, historical, philosophical and sociological framework for understanding the field of education and the skills required for conducting critical research. A central theme of the degree is the extent to which, and how, ideas, practices and values can impact on educational inclusion and equity. A range of optional modules will enable you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your interests and practice.
The course will be of particular interest to education practitioners and policymakers seeking a wider and deeper grounding in debates surrounding education equity. The focus on critical analysis will be especially attractive to those working in the field of equalities and diversity and those seeking new and innovative ways of improving educational outcomes for specific groups of learners within a fast-changing area of education reform.
The MA Education Masters degree attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, and welcomes applications from international students.
The University of Birmingham, which has over 8,700 international students from approximately 150 countries, provides support throughout the course for those that are new to, or less experienced in, studying in a UK context.
If you would like further information about studying in Birmingham, then you can visit our international students webpage.
You can choose from one of our other specialist focus pathways, based on the School of Education’s principle research areas or the broader MA Education:
Please note that like most Masters programmes, this programme does not confer qualified teacher status (QTS).