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Hi. I am from India and want to study MA international studies in education from Birmingham University . Could you tell me the job prospective s of this course .and have few more questions .

Hello there,

Thank you for using the postgraduate mentor scheme.

The program prepares you to teach at schools/universities, work in education centres/governmental bodies as administers, policy analysts, etc. Your chance of getting a job does really depend on the demand in your country.

I currently work as an international admission officer at the university.

I hope this helps.

Best,

Gunay

The courses are expensive although a worthwhile investment. Are there any bursaries or subsidized funding available? Is it possible to pay in installments? Is it possible to find out in advance the days the course will be running in 2015 in order to arrange day release from the workplace?

Hello.

Thank you for your interest for study in the University of Birmingham.

Here at UoB, we have several options for you to fund your studies and pay the fee in instalments.

This link below is for you to enter your details to find country and programme specific scholarships.

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/FundingFilter.aspx

The second link will take you to the page where you can find ways of payment, including instalments.

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgt-fees/pay-tuition/index.aspx

The dates of the course are programme specific and you should chase it from the program page and it varies.

Hope you will find this information helpful.

 

I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR A COURS AT BIRMINGHAM, BUT WHEN I LOOK AT THE FEE, I GET DISCOURAGED AS COME FROM A POOR BACKGROUNGD. PLEASE ADVICE ME.

Hello.

If you may provide your country of origin, it could be a lot easier for me to advice on some funding.

Cheers,

Gunay

I want to do a PhD in Education. How difficult is it for a self-sponsored student to undertake PhD studies with the university?

PhD in education is usually around 3 years for full time study. Both tuition fees and living costs will really depend on a country you come from. There are three fee categories for students that are from UK, EU and overseas (defined as international students). A normal living cost for a month is around £ 700-800 which I calculated with the maximum of everything including accommodation, transportation, food and some other expected costs. If you rent house close to university you may save from transportation point which is highly recommended.

The university library has great opportunities for especially PhD students where you have entry permission to the special space dedicated to PhDs with student ID. This is a part of library which is quit zone with no disturbance.

Hope this will help.

How has your degree prepared you for what you want to do afterwards?

I learned a lot about personal and professional skills from different modules on the programme. Field trips have also played an important role in allowing me to experience the education system in England personally.

Do you have anything lined up for once you have completed your degree?

I plan to join a graduate programme back in my country. Alongside this, I’m looking for opportunities in England.

What has been the highlight of your time at Birmingham?

Being a student at Birmingham was a challenging experience for me. I am a student representative, working with the Guild of Students. This has been a great chance to be active in the life of the University.

Why did you choose the University of Birmingham?

Before applying to universities, I researched the programmes that were suitable to me and the University of Birmingham offered a wide range of programmes in Education.

What was your motivation for undertaking postgraduate study?

After finishing my undergraduate studies, I worked in the education centre for a year and the atmosphere created by foreign-educated alumni inspired me to continue my education abroad in this field.