University Master's Degree in Education Policies for Global Development

This interuniversity master's degree brings together students with the objective of actively contributing to the field of globalisation, education and international development, with the opportunity of studying in different parts of the world

Several changes have been made to the study plan of this master's degree. Please check the information on the latest version here Erasmus Mundus en Polítiques Educatives per al Desenvolupament Global / EM Education Policies for Global Development

Content Official Master's Degree in Education Policies for Global Development


  • Have a critical understanding of the contribution of education to the processes of economic and social development.
  • Analyse the complex relationship between the phenomena of globalisation, education policy and international development.
  • Understand the multidimensional impact of globalisation processes on educational change.
  • Acquire the theoretical and methodological knowledge that is required to analyse the implementation of education policies and their impact on the quality and equality of education systems.
  • Acquire basic knowledge of software tools for quantitative and qualitative data analysis.


  • Identify and interpret trends in current education policies and assess their utility in specific settings.
  • Select the most suitable theoretical framework for the educational contexts and problems that students plan to analyse.
  • Apply the acquired methodological knowledge to data collection in different educational settings.
  • Apply the most suitable quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques for the study of education policies and their impact.
  • Foster the capacity for adaptation and teamwork among students in different research and professional contexts.
  • Summarise and present the results of a study or investigation in a clear manner and to different audiences.


  • Design research processes that meet the criteria of academic rigour and excellence.
  • Collect, analyse and present complex data from different fields of comparative education and the analysis of education policy.
  • Select and apply different social research methods to analyse and interpret primary and secondary data related to the implementation and impact of education policies for global development.
  • Convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both an academic and a more practice-oriented audience.
  • Formulate judgements and assessments on education policy from the perspective of social and ethical responsibility.