Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMAdultEd(Global)
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The Master in Adult Education (Global) is a web-based, coursework-only professional masters degree that will benefit persons working in formal educational settings, business and industry, activist organisations, government, non-governmental organisations, health care, community and other settings, where various discourses about globalisation are changing the way lives are lived, and learning and work are undertaken. This is a collaborative program involving University of British Columbia (Canada), Linkoping University (Sweden), University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and Monash University.


After completing this program it is expected that students will be able to:

  • critically analyse dominant and alternative theories and discourses of globalisation
  • identify the various ways context shapes adult learning and related policy
  • intelligently discuss why and the ways in which learners resist or embrace education and
  • analyse attempts to foster change through learning and plan effective learning interventions that help adults increase their influence over the direction and pace of local and global change.


This course comprises six 12-point core units.


Students complete:

  • EDF6860 Locating oneself in global learning
  • EDF6861 Adult learning: Perspectives and contexts
  • EDF6862 Global/local learning
  • EDF6863 Fostering learning in practice
  • EDF6864 Work and learning
  • EDF6865 Understanding research


Master in Adult Education (Global)