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MA in Adult Learning and Global Change

Linköping University
Length: 1 year
Study pace: Part time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Online / distance program
Language: English
Start date: August 2018

Program description

MA in adult learning

MA in Adult Learning and Global Change

This masters program in adult learning is intended for students who wish to understand adult learning in the framework of global change. This is an online international master's program that is designed to help participants work in a globalizing world. The program addresses certain topics such as, Locating oneself in Global Learning, Adult learning: contexts and perspectives, Work and learning, Fostering learning in practice, Global/local learning and Understanding Research. 

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

Applications for Linköping University's international degree programs starting in autumn 2018, are now open!

Admission requirements

Applicants interested in this MA program should meet the following 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


  • 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 three years in adult education.

    English, corresponding to the level of English achieved in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/ English 6).

Selection will be based on academic grades and Letter of Intent.

The applicant should submit a Letter of Intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this program (about 1000 words). The letter should include a summary of the bachelor essay/project, and a description of academic studies and work experience relevant to adult learning.

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Linköping University

Linköping University in Sweden

Linköping University (LiU) is a research-based university offering excellence in education. Located in Linköping and Norrköping in east Sweden, about 150 kilometres south of Stockholm. With over 27,000 students, the majority study in Linköping, on Campus Valla or the University Hospital Campus, and one...

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