Lifelong Learning (Policy and Management)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 4.26 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 8.52 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:8640 Duration:24 months

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This masters degree will:

* look at why the concept of lifelong learning (LLL) has been incorporated into national and transnational policies for education and professional development
* identify concepts of learning that inform current thinking about LLL
* enable you to promote and manage innovation in LLL systems suited to the social and organisational contexts in which they are to be undertaken, so as to facilitate change and social transformation
* encourage you to mediate between the educational community and the needs of the local environment, including social and professional stakeholders
* allow you to advise organisations on the planning, implementation, evaluation, supervision and control of training mechanisms in LLL
* teach you techniques for recognising diverse learning needs and for identifying the appropriate and sustained educational actions which will meet these needs


This masters degree offers the opportunity to:

* study in London or Copenhagen, with one semester in Bilbao, and take an optional module at the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
* take part in the new developments and reforms taking place in Europe in accordance with the Bologna and Copenhagen processes
* design and develop flexible learning paths, using the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) and including recognition of prior learning
* engage in small-scale research, which will be of value in your own country in developing policy and professional practice
* develop systemic competences related to management, quality, creativity and leadership
* apply for a scholarship from the European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme.

Interested in finding out more? Why not come along to our open evening, Tuesday 11 September, 5pm-7pm in central London? For further information and to book your place, please visit

How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, including essays and portfolios with reflective statements, and a 20,000-word dissertation.


Face-to-face evening sessions.

Length of programme

Two years full-time (two semesters per year)

Core topics

* Comparative education: theories and methods
* Lifelong learning: theories and perspectives
* Educational traditions and systems in Europe
* Vocational learning: theory and practice

The entry requirements for students enrolling on the MA LLL are: * a good honours degree in the humanities or social sciences. * a satisfactory level of spoken and written English: * IELTS: 7.0 * TOEFL: 650 (written paper test) or * 280 (computer-based test) or * 114-115 (internet-based test)Please see for the full entry criteria English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 650 TOEFL iBT® test: 114 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

There are Erasmus Mundus scholarships available on a competitive basis for European students (EU and EEA/EFTA states) and Overseas students. Scholarship applications must be received by 16 January 2012 deadline. The deadline for self-funded applications is 16 May 2012.

The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarships for third country (non-EU) students. Category A scholarships are worth 48,000 which covers two-year tuition fee of Euro 16,000 and living allowances to study the MALLL programme.

The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus CategoryBscholarships for European students. A category B scholarship covers tuition fee and living allowance of 500 per month for two years. Additional 3,000 is available for the mobility period in Melbourne.

Full scholarship details are available on the website at


European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MA LLL) is one of the European Unions flagship Erasmus Mundus programme. It aims at equipping professionals with the expertise to confront the challenges of educational policymaking, practice and administration in the 21st century. MA LLL was selected for inclusion in an Erasmus Mundus Handbook of Excellence issued by the European Commission in 2010.

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