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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Lifelong Learning at University College London (UCL)

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.
Who is this programme for?

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.
Related topics
  • Education for the professions
  • Learning and teaching for adults
  • Managing work-based learning
  • Vocational learning: policy and practice.
How are you assessed?

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.


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.


Core modules
  • Lifelong Learning: Theories and Perspectives
Recommended modules
  • Education for the Professions
  • Innovation and Change in Higher and Professional Education
  • Learning and Teaching for Adults
  • Vocational Learning: Policy and Practice

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree and relevant professional experience.

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