International Education (MSc) - Sept 2023

University of St Andrews
18 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
September 2023

About this program

International Education (MSc) - Sept 2023

The International Education MSc gives students the opportunity to integrate and explore theory and practice in the field of International Education. You will have the flexibility to select modules of interest and of benefit to your future career and will interact online with students on education-related programmes in St. Andrews and around the world.

Admission requirements

Applications are welcomed from all education systems. A good 2.1 Honours degree or 3.3/4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) is typically required in any discipline. The School also consider applications from students who can provide significant professional or other relevant experience alongside evidence of prior alternative learning such as professional qualifications or certifications.

For direct entry to an MSc International Education programme, you will need an overall score in IELTS (Academic) of 6.5, with a minimum subscore of 6.0 or the equivalent. Students with a lower score may be eligible for a pre-sessional course.

academic transcripts and degree certificates

evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language). If you have not yet taken an English language test, this can be submitted at a later date. Any offer of a place would then be conditional on attaining evidence of your English language competence.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory modules

  • Action Research for Teachers
  • Teaching and Researching
  • Leadership and Management in International Education
  • Organisational Development in International Education
  • Trends and Policies in International Education

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You will take a variety of taught modules over the first two semesters of the programme. The first semester runs fromJanuary to May and the second semester fromSeptemberto January. You will write your dissertation in your third semester, January to May. Modules are delivered through a mix of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • out-of-class activities.


  • Home: £10,395
  • Overseas: £21,390


Master of Science (MSc)

Career paths

International Educationgraduates are equipped with a range of skills and experiences which allow them to take on a variety of roles. The majority ofInternational Educationstudents work within education aseducators, managerial and administrative roles in international education organisations (eg schools, universities, education-facing NGOs), educational agencies, educational policymakers, International Officers, and education-related marketing roles.

Lecturers within the International Education Institute have a wealth of teaching, administrative and leadership experience in education, in a range of locations globally. They are active in using their international networks and experience to support and advise students on future career development. Current teaching staff haveworkedinBulgaria, China, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Martinique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...

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Studying in St Andrews is a unique and rewarding experience that will take your skills and knowledge to the next level.

Students at St Andrews have access to some of the world’s best professors and lecturers and a degree from the University of St Andrews is sought after by employers around the world.

In addition to award-winning teaching and research, the University of St Andrews has an array of facilities which result in high levels of student satisfaction and a world class reputation.

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University of St Andrews

St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews

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