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Students who commenced study in 2014 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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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMAdultEd(Global)
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or

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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 holders of an Australian international student visa.
  • Full-time study only. This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 5 years, and enrolment must be continuous.


This web-based, coursework-only professional master's degree will benefit those working in formal educational settings, business and industry, activist organisations, government, non-government 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 the University of British Columbia (Canada), Linkoping University (Sweden), University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and Monash University.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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
  • 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 consists of six 12-point core units.


Students must 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

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for the Master in Adult Education (Global) for course progression advice.


Master in Adult Education (Global)