About this program
MA Adult Learning and Global Change
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 globalization require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Our program 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 program enhances students’ ability to work in a globalising world and to challenge the traditional perspectives on globalisation. Our program is an equal collaboration with the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. 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 program 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 reframing their own professional practices. They may also continue their academic careers in further projects.
- 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
- Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, and additional academic studies relevant to the field of adult learning
- Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, and additional documented work experience of at least one year, full time, in adult education
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/ English 6).
(Exemption from Swedish)
The deadline for submitting the online application is the 16th of January. The deadline for submitting all supporting documentation is the 1st of February. Documents that are submitted after the deadline will make the whole application late, and possibly not considered for most of the programmes.
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- Locating Oneself in Global Learning, Part I
- Adult learning: Perspectives and Contexts
- Work and Learning
- Work and Learning
- Understanding research
- Global/Local Learning
- Understanding research
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.
SEK 94 600 - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.
Master of Arts with a major in Adult Learning, 60 credits
Following the final examination, you will have 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 program 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.
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About this institute
Linköping University (LiU) was granted university status in 1975 and today has 37,600 students (full-time equivalents 19,200), including 2,000 international students. In 2022, LiU landed on spot 38 of the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s young universities. This is...
Why study at Linköping University
Linköping University welcomes students from all over the world, and English is widely spoken everywhere by its 2,000 international students, or about 6% of its student population. Many doctoral students and researchers are international.
We rank highly: LiU has been named as one of the world’s 200 best universities in education, materials science, sociology and electrical and electronic engineering, according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Good prospects: A degree from LiU makes you a highly sought after employee. An impressive 88% of our students are employed within 18 months of graduating.
Research that makes a difference: What makes Linköping University special is the lack of boundaries between different subjects and faculties, which has resulted in world-leading research environments and companies as well as a number of truly cross-disciplinary study programs.
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