The Master in Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED) is a postgraduate Masters programme (120 ECTS), taught full-time over 2 years and divided in 4 semesters (30 ECTS each).
Students shall start their studies at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, followed by a semester that will contain elective courses offered by the University of Glasgow and the University of Bremen, provided that students will follow these courses at one university or the other. Students will start the third semester with an internship at our Partner Institutions or Associated Members and will do the fieldwork afterwards. Finally, students will write their thesis during the fourth semester, following the Winter School.
Autonomous University of Barcelona
|Barcelona||5||Global education policies|
|5||Actors in education and development|
|5||Theories of social justice in education|
|5||Educational development, poverty and global inequalities|
|10||Basic research methods|
The second semester starts with a compulsory online course of advanced research techniques, a course that will help students to identify key qualitative or quantitative methods that can be applied to their future master’s thesis. Thus,
Over and above the core study units, the GLOBED Joint Masters also offers a number of electives during the second semester of the course. These electives provide a deepening and contextualisation of the broad knowledge base offered during the first semester, and reflect the substantive interests and expertise of the consortium partner universities, together with their specialist knowledge of specific regions in the Global South. Students can thus choose those electives and those institutions that correspond to their academic and professional interests. The following electives (with the University of Glasgow (UG) and University of Bremen (UB) each offering study units worth 30 ECTS in all) have been planned for the first run of the Masters:
STUDY PATHWAY 1
International Comparative Education
University of Glasgow
|GLASGOW||10||Advanced research methods|
|10||Education and theories of international development|
|10||Researching international and comparative education|
STUDY PATHWAY 2
Global Social and Education Policies
University of Bremen
|BREMEN||10||Advanced research methods|
|10||Governance and education|
|10||Inequality, education policy and justice|
3rd & 4rd
In advance of the start of the second year, students will formally enrol in the UB for the third semester, and they will also be required in the fourth semester to enrol in all 4 full partner universities awarding the JMD, i.e. the Universities of Autònoma de Barcelona, Glasgow, Bremen and Cyprus.
GLOBED Winter School
University of Cyprus
The fourth and final semester is dedicated to the writing of the thesis, under the supervision of one or two consortia staff. Given the overall goals of the GLOBED Masters, which aspires to provide an academic and professional apprenticeship for those wanting to work in the field of education for development, students will be required to produce an academic article or policy report as an additional outcome of their thesis. The work done for both aspects of the fourth semester is credited with 30 ECTS, and here too students will be provided with a guidebook to ensure that expectations and standards in regard to academic, professional and ethical conduct are as transparent as possible.