M.A. Erasmus Mundus European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management

Aarhus University | Aarhus, Denmark
The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MA LLL) is a multi-site two-year programme, which was established in 2006 under the Erasmus Mundus Scheme. Since then this truly international programme has recruited students and scholars from over 40 countries around the world.

Description of Erasmus Mundus European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management

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The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MA LLL) is a multi-site two-year programme, which was established in 2006 under the Erasmus Mundus Scheme. Since then this truly international programme has recruited students and scholars from over 40 countries around the world.

The programme aims at training professionals to develop and implement educational policies concerned with lifelong learning. Graduates of MALLL will be able to promote and manage innovative lifelong learning systems that are suited to the social and organsiational contexts in which they are undertaken.

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is provided by three European universities and an Australian university:

  • The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Institute of Education, University of London, London, United Kingdom
  • University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

Study lifelong learning abroad and develop intercultural competences!

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline May; Scholarships: January
Tuition fee
  • EUR 8000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

MALLL students undetake the first two semesters in London or Copenhagen. From the academic year 2011-2012, European students can choose to study one module of the second semester in Melbourne. During the third semester all students will be brought together in Bilbao, thus being able to draw on each others' experiences and take advantage of inter-cultural learning opportunities within the specific context of the MA LLL. Student's completion of the dissertation in the fourth semester can take place at any one of the three European universities.

The first and second semesters lay the conceptual groundwork underlying existing theories, perspectives and tools in LLL.

Copenhagen

  • The Sociology of Lifelong Learning (15 ECTS)
  • The Learning Individual in a Lifelong Perspective: Theories and Practices (15 ECTS).

London

  • Comparative Education: Theories and Methods (15 ECTS)
  • Lifelong Learning: Theories and Perspectives (15 ECTS)

The second semester in the UK allows specialisation as regards policy in areas such as HE, further education, etc., The second semester in DK allows specialisation as regards comparative and transnational policy and processes and human resource development in the workplace.

Copenhagen

  • Work-based and Organisational Learning (15 ECTS)
  • Comparative and Transnational Education (15 ECTS)

London

  • Educational Traditions and Systems in Europe (15 ECTS)
  • Vocational Learning: Policy and Practice (15 ECTS)

The third semester focuses on quality management in a systems perspective and the challenges of developing instruments to promote frameworks, strategies and instruments to promote harmonization, flexibility and mobility in response to the emerging needs of systems, stakeholders and individuals.

Bilbao

  • Quality Management (15 ECTS)
  • Credits for Lifelong Learning (15 ECTS)

The fourth semester is devoted to the dissertation. The overall aim of the dissertation is to allow students to unify and extend their understanding of the subject as developed in the taught part of the programme by pursuing an independent research project on a chosen topic.

Dissertation (30 ECTS)

To be completed in Copenhagen, London or Bilbao.
The dissertation consists of a small-scale research project submitted as an extended piece of written work of 20.000 words.

The overall aim of the dissertation is to allow students to unify and extend their understanding of the subject as developed in the taught part of the programme by pursuing an independent research project on a chosen topic.

Students completing the dissertation will be able to:

  • communicate complex professional and academic issues to both specialists and laymen
  • formulate and analyze complex scholarly issues independently, systematically and critically
  • critically appraise various methods of analysis
  • work as a member of a community of learners and independently
  • continue own competence development and specialization.

Melbourne

Category B students can opt to study one module of the second semester at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, in July and August preceding the 3rd semester in Bilbao.

Globalisation and Leadership (15 ECTS)

This course is designed to enable students to understand changes associated with the contemporary processes of globalization, and explore the implications of these changes for leadership in educational settings. In recent years, it has become clear that organizational leadership in education requires an ability to interpret and negotiate the profound economic, political and cultural shifts that now define the context in which education takes place. In this way, leadership has become, if indeed it has not always been, a matter of understanding and managing change and steering it towards reform. The course is structured in three sections: the first focuses on how recent changes associated with economic globalization might be understood; the second considers how policy makers around the world are responding to these changes, and finally, the third discusses the ways in which leaders might manage these changes in various educational settings.

Requirements for Erasmus Mundus European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management

Admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • A relevant Bachelors or Masters degree with good marks from a recognised institution of higher education.
  • A high level of spoken and written English: IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 650 (written paper test) / 280 (computer based test) / 100 (internet based test) is mandatory.
  • An academic qualification essay based on research literature on any aspect of lifelong learning.
  • Relevant work experience in the area of policy and management in governmental, inter-governmental, non-governmental organisations, private enterprises and institutions related to lifelong learning is valued.

The selection criteria includes previous academic qualifications, academic qualification essay, language skills and motivation.

Work Experience for Erasmus Mundus European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management

No work experience is required.

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