Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Development
The Master of Arts Degree in Adult Learning and Development is intended to give training, education and human resource practitioners the opportunity to:
- Extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of theories underlying adult learning, training, education and development;
- Apply critical analysis and problem solving skills in the development of new knowledge and practice to the field of adult learning, training, education and development;
- Contribute to the debate on the role of lifelong learning in the context of international experience, government priorities and in the framework of personal and professional development.
1. Academic: Candidates must have achieved a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree. 2. Technological: Candidates must have computer proficiency and access to the internet. 3. Experiential: Candidates must possess a minimum of three years’ experience in training and education or other relevant experience. Candidates for entry may be required to attend for interview prior to being offered a place on the programme. The number of places will be restricted.
2 academic years (September - April)
Next start date: September 2012
ECTS weighting: 90
Awards: Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Development*
*Participants have an exit option on successful completion of 60 ECTS. In such cases participants will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Learning and Development (Level 9 NFQ).
NFQ level: 9
Part-time, distance and blended learning programme delivered through self-study texts, regional workshops and online activities.
Students will have to attend 1-day and 2-day workshops throughout the academic year (see below). This usually amounts to 13 days in total.
|Human Resource Development and Training for Work||5||1 day|
|Psychology of Learning 1||10||2 days|
|Lifelong Learning: Context and Issues||10||2 days|
|Social Science Research||10||2 days|
|Management of Training and Education||5||1 day|
|Educational and Training Technology||10||2 days|
|Psychology of Learning 2||10||2 days|
Applications and selections
Applicants must complete Application Forms (and other relevant forms) on the Masters page on the Open Learning Centre website.
Requirements and assessment
Participants are assessed through written assignments, online discussion contributions and learning journal reflections.