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Take your career to the next level with an MA Education: International Education. Develop your skills and expertise as a teaching professional and as an educational researcher. You’ll study to develop advanced practitioner skills, building specific expertise in international education.
You’ll join a vibrant online learning community of experienced and passionate professionals. You'll discuss and share case studies, debating key topics in education. Also there are networking opportunities, to learn from each other, and share your own expertise. The course meets the needs of working professionals.
Throughout your course you'll grow as a leader and expert practitioner. You'll finish the course primed to influence change, or lead best practice in your workplace, or pursue further academic studies in the future.
This course is for:
- education practitioners working with learners in the age phases 3-7, 5-11 or 11-18
- educational professionals with experience of teaching in a multilingual, English medium instruction setting
- anyone looking to move into the International school sector.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Your tutors have real world experience of the International teaching sector.
Opportunities to chat with and share expertise with fellow students and tutors.
Designed for working professionals.
Join an online community of supportive education professionals.
Skills and development
Build your applicable skills and expertise for the International education sector.
The MA Education (International Education) follows a detailed distance learning format. You'll build your expertise and skills in the field of international education. You'll be working with a dedicated and experienced teaching team who will support you with their knowledge of international educational practice and research and key specialisms in:
- leadership in international education.
In your first two semesters, you’ll study to build and expand your knowledge of the sector. Then you'll start preparing for your dissertation and choose two optional modules. Finally you'll complete your dissertation. This is a good opportunity to align your studies with professional or research interests.
Every module will usually require about 10 hours a week for reading and engaging with your online learning, as well as time spent on assessment.
Learning and teaching
By combining the different backgrounds, experiences and knowledge of students, the programme provides an effective learning experience that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills.
As a distance learner, you’ll study the course online through our Moodle platform. You’ll be able to progress your learning at your own pace with a weekly schedule. Most distance learners complete the course over 3 years whilst working full time (two years may be possible with credit entry). We use online teaching methods, including:
- online pre-recorded lectures
- directed reading
- online workshops
- online discussion forums
- online student and staff-led seminars
- online assignment tutorials
- project work.
You will be assessed for each module separately. Assessment is coursework based, and also includes:
- individual essays
- online seminar presentations
- investigative research
- online group work.
You’ll be supported to achieve your best. You’ll get feedback from your tutors on formative tasks and you’ll have the chance to discuss your work in progress for peer evaluations and tutor feedback.
Start this course in January
You have the option to start this course in January. You will study a range of modules between January and May. During the summer months of June, July and August you will study further modules and begin work on your dissertation. Between September and December you will complete your final modules and focus on your dissertation.
The School of Education, Humanities and Languages is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School's six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics.
Completion of the course shows commitment to professional development and should lead to improved prospects for career progression in international and multilingual educational contexts.
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
Candidates whose first language is not English should be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of spoken and written English.
- IELTS level 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills
- Please also see the University's standard English language requirements for Alternative qualifications
Pathways courses for international and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.
Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
How to apply
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.