Adult Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • French
The Master in Education – Adult Education is designed first and foremost to enable students to develop both their analytical and teaching skills in the field of adult education. The programme takes into account the diversity of this area of social work and related professions by focusing on diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches based on relevant scientific research.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The programme also introduces students to the international dimension of adult education as an area of both research and practice, primarily through various activities offered under the optional “European” module, which is a partial collaboration with partner universities.

Career opportunities

This degree may lead to:

  • Designing and implementing education measures
  • Coordinating pedagogical teams
  • Managing training programmes
  • Leading groups
  • Education consulting and counselling

With working groups in private businesses, public services and institutions, associations and international organisations; with people looking for personal and professional development to build or change careers; with people experiencing problems entering the labour market or integrating into society more broadly.

Programme Structure

  • Thematic courses (51 Credits): Adults, education and learning trajectories Activity assessment, training and education Learning process and organization Verbal interaction and learning in the workplace European module, international theme-based seminars, etc.
  • Research preparation (21 Credits)
  • Practical module (24 Credits): 360 hours of teaching work placements in a position of responsibility
  • Dissertation (24 Credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

A Bachelor of Education. Applicants with a continuing education diploma in “Adult Education – Analysis, Management and Development” or a Bachelor’s or Master’s in another field may also be admitted upon approval by the programme committee and completion of a complementary certificate in education consisting of a tailored curriculum within the Bachelor of Education.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 460 International
  • EUR 460 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester


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