Course Description

Course Title : Adult Learning and Development (Masters)

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway

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.

College Name Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway
Course Category Education, Education Studies
Course Type Blended - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Delivery mode Blended Learning - Elearning / Skills Workshops
Course Start Date 3rd September 2018
Course Fee €4,200 (Year 1), €3,700 (Year 2)
Course Duration 2 years, part-time
Awarding Body National University of Ireland
Title of Awarding Master of Arts
Entry Requirements Academic: Candidates must have achieved a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree. Technological: Candidates must have computer proficiency and access to the internet. 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.
Career Path You may find career opportunities in the further education and training sector and in voluntary & community-based training organisations. You may also find employment in human resources and staff development areas of a wide range of organisations and businesses. Opportunities also exist with private training providers and in the corporate training and professional development sectors.
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