Adult Learning and Global Change, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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The Adult Learning and Global Change programme at Linköping University is intended for students who wish to understand adult learning in the framework of global change. The content will benefit people working in formal, as well as informal, educational settings, such as business and industry, activist organisations, government institutions or administration, non-governmental organisations.

About

In every part of the world, governments are urging citizens to train and educate themselves in order to stay competitive in the global economy.

Advocates of this argument claim that regional or local trade arrangements are no longer viable in a world where connective technologies can influence resources and purchasing power with a simple mouse click. However, critical discourses on globalisation require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Moreover, working globally calls for “fluency” in several cultures.

Four universities - one programme

The Adult Learning and Global Change programme is designed as a unique collaboration between four universities on four different continents:

  • Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)
  • University of Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Australian Catholic University, Melbourne (Australia).

All four universities are equal partners. Students at Linköping University learn together with students from the other partner universities as a global class and go through courses provided by the partner universities, making the programme truly international. The different partner universities provide courses such as:

  • Adult learning: contexts and perspectives
  • Work and learning
  • Fostering learning in practice
  • Global/local learning.

The programme won the 2005 Curriculum Innovation Award, granted by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.

Learning outcomes

The programme is intended for students who wish to understand adult learning in the framework of global change. The content will benefit people working in formal, as well as informal, educational settings, such as business and industry, activist organisations, government institutions or administration, non-governmental organisations, healthcare and numerous other settings where discourses on globalisation influence people’s lives.

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
  • develop an equality perspective for learning and re-framing their own professional practices.

Career opportunities

Following the final examination, students will have gained the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience needed to work in different formal and informal adult learning organisations. Alternatively, students may continue their academic career in further projects.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Locating oneself in Global Learning, part 1
  • Adult Learning: Perspectives and Contexts
  • Work and Learning
  • Fostering Learning in Practice
  • Global/Local Learning
  • Understanding Research
  • Research project/Local options
  • Locating oneself in Global Learning
For more information please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic 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).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9999 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9999 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 96000 kr

Funding


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