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Adult Learning and Global Change

Linköping University

24 months
4737 EUR/year
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Our Adult Learning and Global Change programme from Linköping University 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.


This Adult Learning and Global Change programme from Linköping University enhances students’ ability to work in a globalising world and to challenge the traditional perspectives on globalisation. Our programme is an equal collaboration with universities in Canada and South Africa. 

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.

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.

Career opportunities

Following the final examination, you will have theoretical knowledge of globalisation and its impacts in different locations. This knowledge that is needed when you work in different formal and informal adult learning organizations.

Graduates of the programme will be 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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Locating oneself in Global Learning, part 1
  • Adult Learning: Perspectives and Contexts
  • Work and Learning
  • Fostering Learning in Practice
  • Global/Local Learning
  • Understanding Research
  • Research project/Local options
  • Locating oneself in Global Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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 orBachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, and additional documented work experience of at least one year, full time, in adult education.
    • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/ English 6)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4737 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9474 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

SEK 96000 


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