M.Sc. Adult & Continuing Education

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP14500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
As a professional in the adult education sector, this Masters programme will provide you with a strong theoretical and philosophical underpinning of your practices, as well as excellent research training that you can apply to further study or your own work.

Description of Adult & Continuing Education

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As a professional in the adult education sector, this Masters programme will provide you with a strong theoretical and philosophical underpinning of your practices, as well as excellent research training that you can apply to further study or your own work.

Key facts
  • MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Career prospects

Many of our graduates have gained employment in the Higher Education sector, including the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh and National Taipai University, as University Teachers or working on projects relating to adult education. Other graduates have entered the Further Education sector and Local Councils. Further areas of employment where graduates have advanced their careers have been within Adult Literacies, Nursing teaching and teaching CPD for dental nurses.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline International applications: July, UK and EU applications: August
Tuition fee
  • GBP 14500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6800 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Core courses
  • Modern educational thought
  • International issues in adult and continuing education
  • The psychology of adult learning
  • Introduction to educational and social research
  • Advanced educational research.
You will also study one option from a choice that will vary from year to year, but normally includes:
  • Popular education in Latin America
  • Curriculum development in adult education
  • New technology and lifelong learning.
You will also undertake training in research methods and complete a research project. For the research project you will choose a specific aspect of education for adults and write a dissertation with the support of a supervisor.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Adult & Continuing Education

  • Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.
  • International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Work Experience for Adult & Continuing Education

No work experience is required.

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