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Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education

Qualification : International Masters

Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHA94

CAO Points :

The International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC) is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in adult education and as preparation for further academic study through a PhD programme. It is awarded by a consortium comprising the University of Glasgow (Scotland), the University of Malta, Maynooth University (Ireland), Tallinn University (Estonia) and the Open University of Cyprus.

A concern about social inequality and a belief that adult educators can contribute to social change based on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth is the driving force behind the creation of the International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC). IMAESC brings together European and international universities, VET institutions, private companies,  community-based organisations and policy units who recognise that Adult Education for Social Change is a powerful tool in producing competent, critical citizens and for developing just, equitable and democratic societies.

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject.

IMAESC is a 24 month full-time programme with three mandatory mobility periods and an optional summer school.

Semester 1 courses will be delivered at the University of Glasgow. There is a pathway choice in semester 2 between the University of Malta (Critical issues, policy and curriculum) and Maynooth University (Community engagement and education). Semester 3 courses will be delivered Tallinn University. Open University of Cyprus courses will be delivered online with every partner.

You will also complete a research dissertation that will be supported by all institutions throughout your two years of study. You can choose to spend this semester at Glasgow, Malta, Maynooth or Tallinn, depending on the focus of your dissertation.

Graduates will be equipped with the academic knowledge, research skills, and practical employability skills through this jointly developed and delivered programme. You may find employment teaching and facilitating change in communities and workplaces, advocating through activism or influencing policy in international NGOs and governments, as well as undertaking research that uncovers new knowledge about how adult education can help eliminate social injustice.

For more information and how to apply see the University of Glasgow website https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/adulteducationforsocialchangeinternationalmaster/#tab=entry
Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available on this programme, notably the Erasmus Mundus scholarships which cover

  • contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students' participation in the programme)
  • contribution to student travel and installation cost
  • monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the programme

Please NOTE:
Scholarship applications will close on Thursday 14 January 2021. Thereafter programme applications will remain open for self-funded students until the deadlines below.

UK and EU applications: 27 August 2021

International applications (non-EU): 23 July 2021

Programme offers will be made on a rolling basis.

Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by Thursday 14 January 2021 complete with all required documents.

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