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Durham University

School of Education

MA Education International

This programme is comprised of modules delivered at the International School of Geneva, in Switzerland by Durham University staff.

This is a three year part time Masters programme offered in English comprising six 30 credit modules. Four face to face taught modules, two per year in years one and two, and a double module dissertation in the final year.

Programme Structure

Each taught module is delivered over a long weekend, from Friday to Sunday afternoon inclusive at Campus des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. The first module each year is in November and the second is in March.

The following Modules are usually offered in Geneva but maybe subject to change:

1.Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Purposeful Thought

2. Research Methods in Education

3. International and Intercultural Education

4. Classroom Assessment


On successful completion of the four taught modules a 60 credit dissertation of 15,000 words is researched and submitted. This provides an opportunity to explore in depth a topic
or issue of relevance and interest. Guidance and support are provided by Durham University tutors at appropriate points in the Programme and a dissertation handbook provides further background information.

Assessment of the Taught Modules

A written assignment of 5,000 words is submitted within 6 months of completion of the module – exact dates are specified in the module guidance each year.

Further information on the International School of Geneva

Further general information about the programme please contact