This web-based professional masters degree will benefit persons working in formal educational settings, business and industry, activist organisations, government, non-governmental organisations, health care, community and other settings, where experiences of globalisation are changing the way lives are lived and learning and work are undertaken.
Monash is a research intensive university with an international focus, collaborating with many prestigious academic and business partners across the globe. The Master in Adult Education (Global) is a unique, innovative online coursework-only program, offered in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (Canada), Linkoping University (Sweden), and the University of the Western Cape (South Africa).
Students proceed through the two year, 72 credit program as a cohort drawn from the four participating institutions. Participants will work together in various intercontinental groupings, thereby developing strong cohort relationships. Instructors are drawn from the four partner universities. Cohort students will benefit from a truly international experience, engaging with instructional staff and students from four continents within both Northern and Southern hemispheres. Applicants should be internally motivated learners who are interested in cultural differences, communication styles, learning preferences and instructional approaches.
The program is designed so that those with full-time professional responsibilities can participate. The curriculum covers contemporary changes in work and learning; the role adult learning plays in understanding and responding to globalising forces and their impacts on workplaces, communities, economies and the environment; the forms of adult learning found in different cultural contexts and ways of supporting adult learning in conditions of global change. The program encourages the development of critical perspectives on adult learning and global change and how these are experienced and understood in different parts of the world. Students will draw on their own experience, engage in discussions and work on collaborative projects with students from other countries.
For more information on the course structure visit the coursemap page.
View entry requirements and applications for domestic students
1.5 years full-time
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 6,044 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.
Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 17,800 AUD
From 1 January 2012 all students pay a Student Services and Amenities fee each calendar year.
Sorry, this course is not currently available to international students.
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An approved three year bachelors degree in a relevant field with a credit average in the final year; or an approved fourth year of study; or an approved four year bachelors degree; or have qualifications or experience that the faculty considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for the above. English requirements: See the English Language Requirements web page
Students must be able to meet the following particular personal computer infrastructure requirements which include: reliable and regular e-mail and internet access with a minimum speed of 56 kps and a computer capable of running Netscape Navigator 4.7 or greater or Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater. A minimum configuration of a 200MHz processor, 32MB of RAM, a CD ROM player, 15" monitor, mouse and printer is recommended.
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
This course is not available for First Semester (March) entry.