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An invitation to study with us further.

Well done on reaching the end of the course! We hope that you have enjoyed taking part and feel that you have gained some valuable learning.

Are you feeling inspired to continue your studies on education for sustainable development as well as related areas such as global learning and global citizenship education? If you don’t want the learning to stop now, you can register your interest in studying with us on the online MA in Global Learning programme at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society.

The programme launched in Autumn 2022 is an updated and revised version of our well-regarded MA in Development Education and Global Learning (2008-2021). Here’s what some of our previous students have had to say about that programme:

“This programme has greatly enriched my own learning as a fourth grade teacher in an international IB world school in Japan. I have been able to directly apply what I have learnt through this Master’s to my own teaching and into my daily lessons with my students, both when I was teaching first grade and now with older students in fourth grade. It has helped me become a more critical educator and to equip me with the knowledge and tools that I need in order to prepare my students as 21st-century learners. Throughout the entire Master’s I have felt extremely supported by all the lecturers on the course through timely feedback, useful online tutorials and engaging discussions. I have been extremely happy with my choice to undertake my Master’s at the IOE. The research that I have undertaken for my dissertation has been directly related to my teaching practice and will help me provide better learning opportunities for my students in the years to come.”

“I have been working in international schools for the past 15 years and during this time have developed a keen interest in global citizenship and service learning. This Master’s programme has proved incredibly relevant to my practice and context. It has put critical literacy and social justice centre stage of learning and teaching and has given me new lenses that I can apply to reflect on frameworks, foster ethical practices and self-evaluate. I feel that I have grown as an educator and global citizen thanks to these studies and look forward to putting principles into practice in schools in the coming years.”

Why study at the Institute of Education?

  • UCL Institute of Education has been ranked number one for education worldwide every year since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings.
  • It is also home of the Development Education Research Centre, a world-leading hub for knowledge generation, new thinking and quality output on development education, global learning, global citizenship and education for sustainable development.
  • Graduates of our previous version of the MA programme work across a broad range of areas in countries around the world. Many are working as teachers and senior leaders in schools, while others have found jobs as education officers in NGOs, as lecturers in further and higher education, or are working on projects and initiatives within formal education (e.g. in curriculum development, school awards, international partnerships) or non-formal education (e.g. education campaigns and advocacy work).

Contact Fran and Nicole at if you are interested in finding out more!

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