M.Phil. On Campus

Education and Training for Lifelong Learning

Stellenbosch University

24 months
1289 EUR/year
1289 EUR/year
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This department's research, through the Education and Training for Lifelong Learning programme at the Stellenbosch University, focus is the development of human potential in a diverse society through curriculum studies that focus on curriculum theory, on curriculum management and policy, on the community and its environment, on language and communication, and on learning and teaching.


Key facts

The primary aim of the Education and Training for Lifelong Learning programme at the Stellenbosch University is to prepare you as an educator involved in Lifelong Learning for your career and to do basic and applied research in this area. A secondary aim is to equip you as a researcher for advanced study at doctoral level and to do research on the field of Lifelong Learning. This aim includes the ability to function as a researcher in your career context. The choices in the programme make it possible to specialise in continuing professional education, community education and adult basic education.

What we offer

The taught part of the programme consists of nine modules over two years. There are five compulsory modules and four electives from which you must choose three. It is, however, compulsory to attend the contact sessions for all nine modules. There are two contact sessions in the two years. In the first year the contact session is two weeks long and in the second year it is one week long. In between contact sessions you must follow a structured, guided self-study programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education and Training for Lifelong Learning
  • Facilitation skills
  • Foundation of Research
  • Lifelong Learning: Theory and Practice
  • Research in Lifelong Learning
  • Research Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • You must have an appropriate honours degree (with an average of at least 60%) and be employed in an education/training environment; or have done another academic-professional study combination equivalent to an honours degree, which is deemed suitable for the purpose of joining the programme, and be employed in an education/training environment
  • You must have at least two years of involvement in Lifelong Learning, or other relevant experience, which the Faculty deems to be equivalent, before you will be admitted

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1289 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1289 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1289 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1289 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • R22 172

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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