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    Distance learning & Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year

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  • Course Fees

    Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees. All others: 96,000 SEK (approx. 11,300 USD/10,000 Euro).

  • Last Updated

    31 October 2019

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 programme 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 programme enhances students’ ability to work in a globalising world and to challenge the traditional perspectives on globalisation. Our programme is an equal collaboration with universities in Canada and 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 programme 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.

The programme won the 2005 Curriculum Innovation Award, awarded by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education and also The e-Learning Excellence Award(2015) at the 14th European Conference on E learning, held at Hertfordshire University, UK.

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 programme (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.

Visit the Adult Learning and Global Change page on the Linköping University website for more details!





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