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Adult Education for Social Change (Erasmus Mundus International Master) - IntM


Course Description

Adult education is recognised in Europe as a critical element in addressing the key international economic and social challenges of our time. This joint degree is delivered and awarded by four partners within the consortium: the University of Glasgow, the University of Malta, the Open University of Cyprus and Tallinn University.

Why this programme

-Glasgow is the leading partner in the consortium of universities that have developed this programme. The other universities are University of Malta, Open University of Cyprus, Tallinn University and Universiti Sains Malaysia.
-A distinctive feature of this programme is the connection between theory and practice, gained through focused placements and mobility periods between the partner universities.
-It draws together the recognised strengths of the consortium partners into a relevant, joint degree that engages with and responds to such issues as social inequality, migration and intercultural cooperation.
-The programme aims to deliver a curriculum that enables people to work with adults effectively and competently in changing socially diverse contexts.
-You will receive a theoretical grounding in adult education, as well as intercultural and practical skills development through teaching placements, focused seminars and online courses.

Programme structure

You will take nine core and two optional courses as well as submit a dissertation. The programme also includes three adult learning placements. Courses are delivered in Glasgow, Malta and Tallinn. The Open University of Cyprus courses will be delivered at Malta and Tallinn as online courses. The programme also has a summer school in Penang at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Core courses
Year 1
-Adult education and social difference
-Adult learning placements (1 & 2)
-Curriculum development in adult education
-International issues in adult education
-Introduction to adult education
-Practical aspects of adult education
-Psychology of adult learning
-Research methods (online)

Year 2
-Adult learning placement (3)
-Social competencies of adult education
-Teaching adult education online
-Theories of change

Optional courses (summer mobility in Penang)
-Peace studies
-Sustainability

Students (funded and fee-paying) should be aware that the programme involves a minimum of 2 flights once you have arrived at Glasgow and the respective cost of air travel which could include the following flights. Airfare is not included with tuition fees.
-Glasgow to Malta
-Malta to Tallinn OR via a choice of optional summer schools in Penang
-Tallinn to Malta or Glasgow (if not based in Estonia for your dissertation)

Career prospects

Our graduates have gained employment in the higher education sector, including international and UK universities, in further education, local councils, adult literacy centres, international non-governmental organisations, private sector companies and healthcare departments.

Visit the Adult Education for Social Change (Erasmus Mundus International Master) - IntM page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in any subject.

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