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How long you will study
2 years

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

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International course fees
EUR 5000 per year

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About Adult Learning and Global Change at Linköping University

Governments all over the world are urging citizens to train and educate themselves in order to stay competitive in the global economy.

Advocates of this argument claim that regional or local trade arrangements are no longer viable in a world in which connective technologies can influence resources and purchasing power with a simple mouse click. However, critical discourses on globalisation require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Moreover, working globally calls for “fluency” in several cultures.

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Arts with a major in Adult Learning
Language: English
Duration: Two years, 60 credits
Pace of study: Part-time
Campus: Online distance learning
Application code: LIU-91200
Application period: 17 Oct - 16 Jan
Start date: August

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: approx. USD 6,000/EUR 5,000 (SEK 48,000) per academic year

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Notes about fees for this course

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: approx. USD 6,000/EUR 5,000 (SEK 48,000) per academic year

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Entry requirements

The requirement for admission to the programme is a Swedish kandidatexamen or a Bachelor's degree in Adult learning, pedagogy or other relevant subject area for adult learning or a professional degree covering at least three years of study.

Letter of Intent

Due to the high demands on reading and writing in English, all students should submit with their application a statement in English (letter of intent, 750 words) about why they would like to take this programme. In this letter, the applicants should summarize their bachelor thesis/project. If they have not written a thesis, they should describe other relevant academic experiences. The applicants with relevant professional experience should describe that.English proficiencyInternational students who do not have English as their mother tongue must document their proficiency in English by submitting results from a TOEFL test (TOEFL score at least 213/550) or another internationally recognised test.

Supporting documents

All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden.

There are two ways to submit your documents to University Admissions - you can  send them in via regular post or you can upload them on

Please note that for some specific countries, Sweden requires applicants to send in certified copies of their academic documents through the regular mail. It is therefore important that you check what is required for your country:

Winner e-Learning Excellence Award

Something that started as a "friendship-collaboration" between four universities has become a unique, award-winning learning opportunity. The Adult Learning for Global Change Programme won the 2015 award for e-Learning Excellence. It is this long-standing multi-university collaboration that impressed the jury the most and which they referred to as a 'Large Scale Global Network Initiative'.

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