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Duration: 12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)|Hope Park|Start month: October & January
International students can apply
Entry Requirements
Teaching & Research


*Subject to availability

The MA International Education block is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The block aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the key theories, concepts and ideas in education.
This block is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Masters provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.

By studying at Liverpool Hope University, you will be joining an academic community with a strong record in educational research. You will study in a supportive learning environment and be encouraged to develop your own research profile.

Our Interdisciplinary Studies of International Education block must be combined with one of the following blocks:

*Pedagogy is not available to combine with International Education

Curriculum Overview

The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits, including a 60 credit dissertation. The following modules are studied as part of the International Education curriculum. The remaining credits should be made up from your other subject specialism.

International and Comparative Education: Key Concepts and Practices (30 credits)

This module will analyse the theory and practice of comparative education and trace the historical development of the field. It will advance understanding of the relation of comparative education to International Education. Students will develop skills and concepts to systematically analyse the impact of historical, social, political and economical factors on various regional and national education systems within the international context with the view to develop a deeper understanding of how education systems evolve. Relation with policymaking, theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches to the comparative and international study of education will be critically examined.

Critical Perspectives in Global Education (30 credits)

This module will analyse the role of education in overcoming global challenges such as climate change and social injustice. Students will be introduced to techniques to critique relevant policy and practice in global education and related pedagogical approaches. They will consider research methods for evaluating global education initiatives. Through the development of a case study and ongoing portfolio students will analyse the diverse perspectives and assumptions that underpin and impact upon an area of personal or professional interest.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

International Entry Requirements

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages

Teaching and Research

Research in the Faculty of Education is organised around two Research centres and forums:


Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:



We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.



If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.


You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate adults' and children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.

Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.