This course offers you ...
- Social, economic and political perspectives on how education links with development
- A critical perspective on the current Education for All and Millenium Development Goal agendas in both policy and practice
- Theoretical understandings of human rights, capability and human capital approaches to education in development
- Opportunities to consider how literacy relates to empowerment and why marginalised groups suffer pervasive educational disadvantage
- Understandings of how education can contribute to or reduce violence, conflict and human tragedy such as HIV/AIDS
- Analysis of governance reforms and how these impact on community ownership of educational processes
- International case studies and practical comparative experience
If you …
MA Global Development and Education
... then MA Global Development and Education could be the right course for you.
- are interested in issues of global poverty and international education.
- have experience of working in the developing world or wish to do so.
- wish to challenge and contest mainstream ideas on international development.
- want to combine theoretical discussion with practical policy evaluation.
combines the core element of the MA Global Development, with a specialism in Education in Development as well as options that include international educational management and leadership.
The course has three compulsory modules, with a further 60 credits worth of optional modules.
Development Theories, Strategies and Issues (30 credits) is an introductory module to the field of development studies and takes an interdisciplinary approach. You will focus upon theories of development, substantive issues of development, development strategy and project appraisal.
Education in Development (30 credits) explores key contemporary debates, theories and practices in international education and development. You will compare the idea of Education For All against the Millennium Development Goal for education, and the value of international target setting. As well as analysing global trends in adult literacy, you will also examine policy making processes and implementation, the elusive concept of quality, and the promise and practices of decentralisation and community participation.
Dissertation: Education and Development (60 credits) leads you through the process of developing a deeper understanding of a particular topic in international education management and development studies through independent research and the preparation of an extended piece of writing. You agree a research topic with your supervisor and write a 12,000 word dissertation that demonstrates your research skills, your ability to assess information, and appraise relevant concepts and theories.
To complete a total of 180 credits, you also choose 60 credits worth of modules from the following list.
- International Educational Management (30 credits)
- Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance (30 credits)
- Democratisation and Multi-Party Politics in Africa (30 credits)
- Famine and Food Security (30 credits)
- Development Management Techniques (15 credits)
- Research Methodology for Development (15 credits)
- Democracy and Development (30 credits)
- Gender, Globalisation and Development (30 credits)
- The EU and the Developing World (30 credits)
- Environmental Politics and Policy (30 credits)
- Sustainable Security and Stability (30 credits)
- Democratic Theory and Political Transformation (30 credits)
This programme is currently being confirmed for 2010/11, please note module options may be subject to change.