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MA Adult Literacy and Learning for Global Change

Course Description

Lifelong learning and adult literacy are key to achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This course offers an excellent ‘hands-on’ introduction to policy, theory and practice in this important and growing field, preparing you to take up new career opportunities.

Whether you are already working as an adult or community educator, engaged in developing policy and programmes, looking to move into a new career or want to conduct academic research in this field, this course has the flexibility to respond to your needs.

Closely linked to the UEA’s newly-established UEA UNESCO Chair for Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning for Social Transformation, the course offers the opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest research and policy initiatives in this field.

Visit the MA Adult Literacy and Learning for Global Change page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Elena Tsangaridi

“I feel that the MA course helped me to see the world differently! Before that I didn’t know much about the developing world and their educational systems but now I feel more confident to start searching more and more things about these educational programmes. It helped me also to understand in some points the educational system here in Cyprus, especially for adults and why all these programmes such as night schools or teaching adult foreigners the Greek language is important. It helped me to see another part of my country, like immigrants for example, from a different glance!”

(Student Profile)

Saffiatou Savage-Sidibeh

Saffiatou Savage-Sidibeh has now returned to Gambia, where she works as the Principal Education Officer and Head of the Government’s Non-formal Education Unit, of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education:

“On my return home to the Gambia, I was almost immediately engaged as a member of a taskforce for the development of the African Gender Development Index (AGDI) 2011, Gambian version. My attainment of the Master’s degree has greatly boosted my morale and built my confidence to face challenges and perform assignments effectively. The course indeed built my capacity in asking questions, in critically analysing statements based on evidence/facts and in making concrete judgments.”

(Student Profile)

Arundhati Mukherjee

"The School of Education and Lifelong Learning at UEA is committed to developing educational researchers who produce innovative research in different fields of education."


School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Education and Lifelong Learning, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Degree Subject: Education or a Social Science subject. Degree Classification: UK 2.1 or equivalent. For more information see our website.

Last Updated

03 April 2017

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