Adult Learning and Global Change (MA)

Linköping University Sweden

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How long you will study
4 Semester

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How you will study

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International course fees
SEK 96000 per year

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About Adult Learning and Global Change at Linköping University

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 globalisation 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 between Linköping University and partner universities in Canada (University of British Columbia), South Africa (University of Western Cape) and Australia (new partner to be announced).

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 re-framing 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.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 semester
    Course starts find outDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesSEK 96000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland must pay tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. Exceptions might apply. For detailed information please check Higher education studies for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland are free of charge.

Generally, tuition fees at Linköping University are between SEK 80,000 and 136,000 per academic year.

Tuition fees at Linköping University include the following benefits:

  • Swedish language courses for beginners
  • The Swedish state's insurance FAS+, including accident and property cover
  • An accommodation offer

Entry 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).

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