This masters degree will:
- give you critical insights into the concept of lifelong learning
- examine knowledge, learning and pedagogy in formal and informal settings
- raise questions about the contribution of lifelong learning to social cohesion and economic competitiveness
- look at policy developments for learning in the private and public sector
- help you to develop a high level of academic and research skill.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- take part in national and international discussions of the implications of lifelong learning
- relate the core topics to your own professional practice
- work with leading researchers in the field of lifelong learning
- benefit from a high level of individual support.
Teachers, trainers, coaches, mentors and managers in lifelong learning, including adult, professional, vocational and workplace learning in the public or private sector; also those interested in these areas in a personal capacity.Entry requirements
A good first degree and relevant professional experience.Core topics
- UK and international perspectives on lifelong learning
- The forms of lifelong learning (formal, non-formal and informal learning)
- Lifelong learning policy
- Widening participation
- Work-based learning.
- Education for the professions
- Learning and teaching for adults
- Managing work-based learning
- Vocational learning: policy and practice.
By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, essays and portfolios with reflective statements, and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.Attendance
Face-to-face evening, full-day and/or weekend sessions.Where do our students go?
Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:
- head of education policy
- human resource development manager
- team leader in adult education institution.
- Lifelong Learning: Theories and Perspectives
- Education for the Professions
- Innovation and Change in Higher and Professional Education
- Learning and Teaching for Adults
- Vocational Learning: Policy and Practice