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What will I learn?

The International Development and Education MA will provide you with the skills and knowledge in order for you to undertake a career in the field and/or continue on to further study through a PhD.

The course uses a multidisciplinary approach to international development. It considers contemporary global change through various perspectives, including:


The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) run through the modules. This provides a contemporary stance on where the world stands today at building a better world for people and our planet by 2030. An understanding of current debates around how education contributes to the development process will be gained and explored.

Learning through case studies will cultivate your ability to think critically about development issues. You will explore data using secondary sources and also carry out your own research study through our unique placement module. This extends your learning into the field of development and education allowing hands on experience that provides a unique opportunity to co-create and co-develop impactful change.

The lecturers on this Masters are experts in the field and advise on policy around global challenges. The research carried out here at Newcastle University around development is world leading.

Which department am I in?

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,600.00 (US$ 25,600) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience. English Language Requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).; TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 22 in writing).; Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 61 in writing, and 51 in all other sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.