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Education degrees abroad

Education degrees predominantly focus on teaching, which can open up many opportunities and occupations to international students. The more specific a degree you choose the more focused on a particular career it will be, especially if it is aimed towards a particular country’s education system.

Some institutions specialize in teaching and training qualifications, and may be referred to as teaching colleges, however many universities have teaching programs alongside their other academic courses.

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Education program structure

The program curriculum of an education qualification will depend on exactly the type of degree a university offers. Many qualifications that would allow you to become a qualified teacher are country and even state specific, so you need to know exactly what the content of the program is before applying.

If you are studying teaching from a purely academic angle then you will focus on research into pedagogy. However, most education focused degrees will require a large amount of practical learning and research, including placements for real teaching experience. These can include specialist areas of teaching for specific groups such as:

  • Elementary education
  • Early years education
  • Adult education
  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Special education
  • Coaching

Types of education degrees

Education focused degrees are available at all levels of study. As part of a liberal arts bachelor’s you would have the opportunity to major or minor in a particular area of education for example elementary education. This is the same for any university that follows the liberal arts model of tertiary education.

In the UK you can study education as a bachelor’s degree by itself, and be prescribed and choose a mixture of modules in the different fields of education.

Postgraduate levels of education study can fall into either an MSc or MA master’s qualification. PhDs in education are often for those teaching who want to further research in the subject of pedagogy, and complete a large thesis. This is different to an EdD which is a more practical qualification for those who want to further their professional teaching careers.

Why study education abroad

If you have career aspirations to be a teacher of any kind, then a degree in education could be a good starting point to gain the skills and knowledge you need. You’ll learn techniques and methods of teaching, as well as how to teach specific groups of people.

However, the benefits of studying for an education degree go beyond simply wanting to be a teacher. It may simply be that pedagogy is an area that you are interested in, and want to research. In this case a degree in education could give you many transferable skills for other careers.

Where to study education abroad

Where you decide to study abroad will be determined by the country, a university’s program, and your personal goals. As every country's teaching requirements vary, if you study for an education degree it doesn’t necessarily mean that upon graduation you are a qualified teacher in that country.

Best countries to study education

Some countries are renowned for their education systems, and as such will be able to provide high quality teaching for education qualifications. Some of these countries include:

  • Finland
  • UK
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Denmark

Best universities to study education

Specialist education and teaching colleges exist, and may be able to offer you the exact program you are looking for.

It’s worth considering if there are any notable academics or theories of study you are interested in researching further. Some universities won’t offer specific modules in what you may want to study or may be specialists in that particular area.

If you are looking for practical experience as part of your program, this is another thing to check if a university offers. The city you are studying in could be where any placements are located, so the local school system may play a part in your decision making.

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Education study abroad programs

Education courses abroad are available across the world and in a variety of specialist subject areas. You’ll also find qualifications at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels.

Universities or teaching colleges can also offer specific qualifications that enable you to teach in that country or state. Unlike other qualifications it’s important to understand how a qualification fits in with your career if you are looking to train as a teacher, or progress further in the profession.

Education undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in education

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    Education/Pacific Studies Heritage and Arts - BA University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,893 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 FJD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about A Double Major in Education / Pacific Studies Heritage and Arts
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    Accounting with Education (Derry~Londonderry Campus) - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,731 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,840 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Accounting with Education - BSc (Hons)
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    Art: Education - BSc Radford University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,185 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,185 USD

    Start date
    December, January, May, September
    Show program overview about Art: Education
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    Education: Primary Teaching - BEd Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,405 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about B Ed Bachelor Of Education -Primary Teaching
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    Education - BAEd Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,948 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,948 USD

    Start date
    August, October, January, March, July
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Art in Education (BAEd)

Associate in education

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    Early Childhood Care & Education - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care & Education
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    Education - AAOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
    Show program overview about Education
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    Education - AA South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
    Show program overview about Education
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    Education (Oregon University Transfer) - AA Portland Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    25 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,065 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,065 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March, June
    Show program overview about Education (Oregon University Transfer)
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    Education, Human Development and Special Needs - AA Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
    Show program overview about Education, Human Development and Special Needs

Diploma in education

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    Early Childhood Care & Education - UGDip Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,217 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,075 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) | Diploma
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    Early Childhood Care and Education - Dip Holland College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,509 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,100 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care and Education
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    Early Childhood Care and Education - Dip Vancouver Community College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,281 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,429 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care and Education
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    Early Childhood Care and Education: Infants and Toddlers - UGDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,576 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,570 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care and Education-Infants and Toddlers Diploma
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    Education - PBDE University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,010 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,300 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Education - Post Baccalaureate

Certificate in education

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    Early Childhood Care & Education - Cert Selkirk College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,451 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,020 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care & Education
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    Early Childhood Care & Education - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,815 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,032 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate
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    Education: School Readiness - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Education: School Readiness

Education graduate programs

Master's in education

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    Arts (Thesis): Education - MA (Thesis) University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,017 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
    Show program overview about Arts (Thesis): Education
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    Education - MEd Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    3,629 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,000 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Education
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    Curriculum & Instruction: Equity Studies in Education - MA/MEd Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,429 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,429 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Curriculum & Instruction: Equity Studies in Education
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    Curriculum Studies for Equity: Education - MEd University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,155 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Curriculum Studies for Equity in Education Specialization, M.Ed.
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    Education - MEd St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,267 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,522 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Education

Doctorate in education

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    Education - EdD Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,100 USD

    Start date
    August, October, January, March, July
    Show program overview about Doctor of Education in Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction
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    Educational Studies - PhD University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,806 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,132 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies
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    Education - EdD Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,297 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,201 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Education
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    Education - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,052 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, April
    Show program overview about Education
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    Education - PhD Rowan University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,400 USD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Education

Diploma in education

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    Education - PGDip Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,198 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,621 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
    Show program overview about Education
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    Education: Education Practice - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,371 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,596 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Education: Education Practice
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    Education - PGDip University of Essex International College, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,285 GBP

    Start date
    July, September, October, January, April
    Show program overview about PG Dip Education

Certificate in education

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    Education: Educational Practice - PGCert University of Essex International College, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,160 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,143 GBP

    Start date
    July, September, October, January, April
    Show program overview about PG Cert Education (Educational Practice)

Pathway in education

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    Education, Media and Social Sciences - PGP University of York International Pathway College, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    27,928 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,420 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Education, Media and Social Sciences, Pre-Master's

Entry requirements to study education abroad

Depending on the level and focus of an education qualification, the process for being admitted to a program will vary. Education degree requirements may include:

  • Completion of high school with educational transcripts
  • A CV
  • Sufficient practical experience of teaching
  • Proof of finances
  • A bachelor’s degree for postgraduate study

Future education careers

Your career will depend on the exact academic path you’ve taken and in which specific country. Generally, people who complete a qualification in education may go on to work in the following professions:

  • Early years teaching
  • Elementary school teaching
  • Language teaching
  • Adult education
  • Support teacher
  • Academic in pedagogy