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Aims and contents

The programme gives you knowledge and insight into different social and pedagogical perspectives applied to international education issues and social conditions in the South. It consists of five courses; some of which are common to all students and others that allow for specialisation and in-depth studies.

When you apply for the programme, you must choose a specialisation for the second semester: course 3a, Education, Culture and Sustainable Development  or specialisation course 3b,  Inequality, Power and Change .

The programme is organised as a course of full-time study over two years. Teaching varies between lectures, seminars, seminar presentations, supervisor and student feedback, conversations, discussions in large or small groups, writing essays/scholarly articles and a master’s thesis. All classes are taught in English, and the master’s thesis will also be written in English.

Aims and contents

The programme gives you knowledge and insight into different social and pedagogical perspectives applied to international education issues and social conditions in the South. It consists of five courses; some of which are common to all students and others that allow for specialisation and in-depth studies.

When you apply for the programme, you must choose a specialisation for the second semester: course 3a, Education, Culture and Sustainable Development  or specialisation course 3b,  Inequality, Power and Change .

The programme is organised as a course of full-time study over two years. Teaching varies between lectures, seminars, seminar presentations, supervisor and student feedback, conversations, discussions in large or small groups, writing essays/scholarly articles and a master’s thesis. All classes are taught in English, and the master’s thesis will also be written in English.

Learning outcomes

After completing the programme, the candidate is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:Knowledge

The candidate

  • has thorough knowledge of and insight into various social and educational perspectives applied to international education issues and social conditions in the Global South
  • has in-depth knowledge of and is capable of applying philosophy of science and social science research methods
  • has knowledge of how issues in the field can be analysed and is capable of critically assessing the discipline’s history, traditions, distinctive nature and place in society

 

Skills

The candidate

  • is capable of applying and analysing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to studies of education and development issues
  • is capable of critically assessing and analysing various issues linked to the relationship between education and development, and of conducting research studies of relevant connections in the field
  • is capable of contributing to the development of new research-based knowledge in the field
  • is capable of making competent and reflective written and oral statements

 

General competence

The candidate

  • is capable of analysing relevant academic issues and undertaking advanced work tasks and projects related to the field of study
  • is capable of disseminating his/her own and other people’s research orally and in writing in an academically sound manner
  • is capable of contributing to innovation and development in his/her field

Content and structure

The master¿s degree programme consists of five courses that address the need for common content and allow for specialisation and in-depth studies.Courses 1, 2, 4 and 5 are common to all students. Course 3 consists of two areas of specialisation: 3a and 3b. Students choose either course 3a or course 3b when they apply for admission to the master¿s programme. All classes are taught in English, and the master¿s thesis is also to be written in English.Course 1, first semester: FLKM4110 Introduction to International Education and Development, 15 ECTS Credits.

Course 2, first semester: FLKM4210 The Role of Education in Social Development in the Global South, 15 ECTS Credits.

Course 3a, second semester: FLKM4310 Education, Culture and Sustainable Development, 15 ECTS Credits.

Course 3b, second semester: FLKM4320 Inequality, Power and Development, 15 ECTS Credits.

Course 4, second semester: FLKM4410 Philosophy of Science and Research Methods , 15 ECTS Credits.

Course 5, third and fourth semester: FLKM5000 Master’s Thesis, 60 ECTS Credits.

Admission requirements

Reference is made to the Regulations relating to Admission to Studies at OsloMet. In addition, the following applies to the Master Programme in International Education and Development:The general basis for admission must be completed and passed:

  • Bachelor of education, preschool/early childhood education, pedagogy or equivalent, with 60 credits of specialisation in multicultural or international studies, social sciences or religious studies.
  • A bachelor’s degree in development studies or other relevant social science disciplines. For specialisation in International Education in the Global South (see below) 60 credits of educational science is needed.

International courses and relevant social science subjects include social geography, sociology, social anthropology, political science, economics, history and area studies that cover developing regions or other development-related areas.

The admission requirements are valid for both specialisations.

When applying for admission to the programme, applicants choose either specialisation in International Education in the Global South (through course 3a) or specialisation in Development Studies (through course 3b).  Course 3a, ‘Education, Culture and Sustainable Development’, addresses the role of education in development. A critical lens is applied to understand how educational discourses, policies and practices at global, national and local level, relate to cultural, epistemological and contextual conditions in terms of content and delivery. Course 3b, ‘Inequality, Power and Development’, is the course for the specialisation in development studies. It focuses on ways of understanding power and inequality, and how power in practice is related to different forms of inequality at local, national and global levels.

At the end of the first course, the students will be given the opportunity to change the chosen specialisation within the frames of the admission requirements and number of students allocated for each specialisation. The procedures for this will be included in the information given at the start of studies.

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