The Role of Education in Social Development in the Global South

Master's course
For exchange students

In this course, you will acquire knowledge about education in the Global South in a wider social context. The academic content of this course consists of perspectives on the role of education in relation to social development and local, national and international discourse on education.

  • Admission requirements

    Reference is made to the Regulations relating to Admission to Studies at OsloMet. In addition, the following applies to the to the Master Programme in International Education and Development:

    The general basis for admission must be completed and passed:

    • Bachelor of education, preschool/early childhood education, pedagogy or equivalent, with 60 credits of specialisation in multicultural or international studies, social sciences or religious studies.
    • A bachelor’s degree in development studies or other relevant social science disciplines.
    • For specialisation in International Education in the Global South (see below) 60 credits of educational science is needed.

    International courses and relevant social science subjects include social geography, sociology, social anthropology, political science, economics, history and area studies that cover developing regions or other development-related areas.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    The application deadline is 15 April.

  • Content

    The role of education in relation to social, cultural and financial development, and political and financial power and inequality are important issues within this framework. Another important issue is the role of education in conflict and war situations, and to what extent education can help to mitigate or exacerbate conflicts.

    Emphasis is also given to the role of education in relation to issues concerning identity (indigenous, ethnic and national identities) and the choice of language of instruction in multilingual societies.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

Questions about this course?

You can contact us by e-mail if you have questions about this course.