University of Glasgow

Adult Education for Social Change (Erasmus Mundus International Master) [IM]

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University of Glasgow
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Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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Glasgow is the leading partner in the consortium of universities that have developed this programme. The other universities are University of Malta, Open University of Cyprus, Tallinn University and Universiti Sains Malaysia. A distinctive feature of this programme is the connection between theory and practice, gained through focused placements and mobility periods between the partner universities. It draws together the recognised strengths of the consortium partners into a relevant, joint degree that engages with and responds to such issues as social inequality, migration and intercultural cooperation. The programme aims to deliver a curriculum that enables people to work with adults effectively and competently in changing socially diverse contexts.  You will receive a theoretical grounding in adult education, as well as intercultural and practical skills development through teaching placements, focused seminars and online courses.

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4.0 26/05/2019
About the course: I have had such a significant number of chances through learning at Glasgow University, just as I met fantastic individuals and learnt to adapt so much. The experience was amazing and I had enjoyed and learned there a lot. I would highly recommend it to anbody
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 24/05/2019
About the course: Course was great and workload was way too much. The Rest was ok.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Caitlin Birdsey
3.5 24/05/2019
About the course: My experience was mixed, I made great people and they helped a lot in terms of supporting. The course was hard but I enjoyed and it was worth it completely. I am satisfied with everything. I had no issue thanks for everything.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
4.5 23/05/2019
About the course: I do wish there were some part-time jobs accessible at the university itself here. It is overpowering in the event that you originate from a little secondary school such as myself.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Miriam Urgelles
4.0 30/08/2018
What I would highlight: The housing is fair enough in terms of space, cleanliness and facilities but it seems to be too expensive. It was a great experience.
What could be improved: Everything was great.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Adult Education
Social Change
IT Development

Course programme

You will take nine core and two optional courses as well as submit a dissertation. The programme also includes three adult learning placements. Courses are delivered in Glasgow, Malta and Tallinn. The Open University of Cyprus courses will be delivered at Malta and Tallinn as online courses. The programme also has a summer school in Penang at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

You will have three (possibly four) mobility periods, having the opportunity to spend a semester and a summer at the partner universities. The programme has been designed so that students benefit from the specific expertise of each of the partners and have a short placement built into each of the mobility periods. The programme combines the following expertise of Adult Education in the following contexts and mobility periods

  • Semester 1: September - December (Glasgow); Community learning/city regeneration environments + placement
  • Semester 2: January - May (Malta); Refugee environments including English language teaching to migrants in times of austerity + placement + research methods (online with Cyprus)
  • Summer (optional): June - August (Penang); Peace studies + Sustainability
  • Semester 3: September - January (Tallinn); Recognising prior learning and professionalising the role of adult educators + placement + teaching adult education online (online with Cyprus)
  • Semester 4: February - July (Glasgow, Malta or Tallinn, depending on focus of dissertation)
Core courses Year 1
  • Adult education and social difference
  • Adult learning placements (1 & 2)
  • Curriculum development in adult education
  • International issues in adult education
  • Introduction to adult education
  • Practical aspects of adult education
  • Psychology of adult learning
  • Research methods (online).
Year 2
  • Adult learning placement (3)
  • Social competencies of adult education
  • Teaching adult education online
  • Theories of change.
Optional courses (summer mobility in Penang)
  • Peace studies
  • Sustainability.

Students (funded and fee-paying) should be aware that the programme involves a minimum of 2 flights once you have arrived at Glasgow and the respective cost of air travel which could include the following flights. Airfare is not included with tuition fees.

  • Glasgow to Malta
  • Malta to Tallinn OR via a choice of optional summer schools in Penang
  • Tallinn to Malta or Glasgow (if not based in Estonia for your dissertation)

Additional information

Joint degree awarding partners

  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Malta
  • Open University of Cyprus
  • Tallinn University

Glasgow associate partners

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (summer school partner)

Malta associate partners

  • Directorate for Lifelong Learning and Early School Leavers, Ministry of Education
  • Integra Foundation
  • Jesuit Refugee Service
  • Malta University Broadcasting
  • Corradino Correctional Facility
  • ...

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