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New Specialist Online Masters Programme in Global Learning

Students interested in Global Learning, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education now have the option of engaging with a specialist Masters programme that covers these topics at University College London (UCL).


Since 2008, the Development Education Research Centre at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, has been running an online distance learning MA in Development Education and Global Learning, and a revised and updated programme has now been relaunched as the Global Learning MA for 2022.


Global Learning is a pedagogical approach that encourages active engagement with a diverse, interdependent and fragile world. The online degree aims to equip its students with the skills needed to incorporate global learning into their educational practice, and apply it through policy or research, thereby advancing global social justice and sustainability.


The Development Education Research Centre (DERC), launched in 2006 with funding from the UK Department for International Development, acts as the hub for knowledge generation, new thinking, quality output and teaching on development education, global learning, education for sustainable development and global citizenship – and the Centre has produced a substantial body of research on these subjects.


The MA Global Learning is intended for anyone interested in developing, promoting and managing educational responses to global challenges, in schools, further and higher education, NGOs or youth work. It is open to early career or more established professionals internationally, who want to bring a global and social justice perspective to education. It is run fully online through asynchronous activities, specifically so that it is accessible to students based all over the world, and permitting students to continue to work while they study.


The MA Global Learning will run from October 2022 and is open for applications up until 30 June 2022. Further details can be found here: