MA in Adult Learning and Global Change

Linköping University

Program Description

MA in Adult Learning and Global Change

Linköping University

Governments all over the world are urging citizens to train and educate themselves in order to stay competitive in a connected world. Critical discourses on globalisation require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Our programme is for those who wish to understand adult learning in the framework of global change within a unique digital learning format that has won international acclaim.

Online learning and master thesis

This master’s programme enhances students’ ability to work in a globalising world and to challenge the traditional perspectives on globalisation. Our programme is an equal collaboration between Linköping University and partner universities in Canada (University of British Columbia), South Africa (University of Western Cape) and Australia (new partner to be announced).

All course activities will be done within a digital learning platform, where you will learn together with students from the partner universities in a global class, making the programme truly international. The courses contain topics such as locating oneself in global learning, adult learning: contexts and perspectives, global/local learning, and understanding research.

Our graduates are able to learn and teach globally, use global connective technologies, understand knowledge-based societies and their implications for learning, understand globalisation discourses, develop cultural sensibilities and sensitivities and develop an equality perspective for learning and re-framing their own professional practices.

They may also continue their academic careers in further projects.

The programme won the 2005 Curriculum Innovation Award, awarded by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education and also The e-Learning Excellence Award(2015) at the 14th European Conference on E-learning, held at Hertfordshire University, UK.

Selection will be based on academic grades and Letter of Intent. The applicant should submit a Letter of Intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme (about 1000 words). The letter should include a summary of the bachelor essay/project and a description of academic studies and work experience relevant to adult learning.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, with a major in education, adult learning or other subject relevant to the field of adult learning

or

Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, and additional academic studies relevant to the field of adult learning

or

Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, and additional documented work experience of at least three years in adult education.

English, corresponding to the level of English achieved in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/ English 6).

Special selection

Selection will be based on academic grades and Letter of Intent.

The applicant should submit a Letter of Intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme (about 1000 words). The letter should include a summary of the bachelor essay/project, and a description of academic studies and work experience relevant to adult learning.

Degree

Master of Arts and Social Science (One Year) with a major in Adult Learning

Career opportunities

Following the final examination, you will have a theoretical knowledge of globalisation and its impacts in different locations. This knowledge that is needed when you work in different formal and informal adult learning organizations.

Graduates of the programme will be able to: learn and teach globally, use global connective technologies, understand knowledge-based societies and their implications for learning, understand globalisation discourses, develop cultural sensibilities and sensitivities and develop an equality perspective for learning and re-framing their own professional practices.

Students may also continue their academic career in further projects.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Part time
Price
Price
96,000 SEK
Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland
Information
Deadline
Feb. 1, 2019
Locations
Sweden - Linköping, Östergötland County
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
Sweden - Linköping, Östergötland County
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
End date Request Info