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University of Glasgow: Education Policies for Global Development (International Master)
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This programme promotes an interdisciplinary and critical approach to education policy analysis for students interested in the field of international cooperation and development. In the context of globalisation, education is more than ever a condition for social inclusion and a sustainable development.
This interdisciplinary programme draws on theories and methods from comparative education research, education policy analysis and international development studies.
Mobility periods are designed to maximise a coherent learning experience in different institutional settings and cultures.
This interdisciplinary programme draws on theories and methods from comparative education research, education policy analysis and international development studies. Mobility periods are designed to maximise a coherent learning experience in different institutional settings and cultures. * The teaching team combines expertise and research experience in several parts of the world, including South and Central America, South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab World, and Western and Eastern Europe. * Internships with our cooperation partners will offer you the opportunity to acquire professional experience and to develop and apply your practical skills in a real work environment. * You will have the opportunity to enhance your methodological and analytical skills by developing your own research project and by carrying out fieldwork in a developing context. * This degree is awarded by a consortium comprised of Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Glasgow, University of Bremen and University of Cyprus.
Courses in semester 1 are offered by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In semester 2 you will study at the University of Glasgow or University of Bremen, based on your chosen pathway. In semester 3 you will undertake an internship with one of our cooperation partners and carry out fieldwork in a developing context. A mandatory winter school hosted by the University of Cyprus will take place in January between semester 3 and 4. In semester 4 you will work on your dissertation under staff supervision from one of the partners, dependent on your choice of topic.
Year 1 – semester 1 (September – December)
Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Actors in education and development
- Basic research methods
- Educational development, poverty and global inequalities
- Global education policies
- Theories of social justice in education.
Year 1 – semester 2 (January – May)
Pathway A: University of Glasgow - International comparative education
- Advanced policy enquiry
- Education and international development
- International and comparative education.
Pathway B: University of Bremen- Global, social and education policies
- Advanced research methods
- Governance and education
- Inequality, education and justice.
Year 2 – semester 3 (September – December)
Winter school (February)
- Hosted by University of Cyprus.
Year 2 - semester 4: (January – July)
- Dissertation (Barcelona/Glasgow/Bremen/Cyprus)
Graduates will be equipped for careers as analysts, consultants, administrators, policy makers and leaders in the design and implementation of education plans, whether in local, regional or national governments, international organisations, NGOs or large-scale education providers operating in developed or developing countries.
The University of Glasgow’s School of Education is an ambitious, major international research-led institution with traditional roots in Scottish higher education. We invest in the future of education through world-class research that advances knowledge and practice. Respected for contributions to policy and practice, our teaching and research benefits from strong partnerships with education communities.
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Education is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.
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