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Lifelong Learning MSSC-POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE-POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants for admission to masters level programme should normally hold an honours degree or equivalent recognized qualification and normally either at least two year’s experience working in a professional context relevant to lifelong learning or a teaching or management qualification relevant to lifelong learning. Applicants for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma programme should have an initial degree or equivalent, and normally one year’s relevant experience. Transfer to the MSSc programme is dependent on reaching a satisfactory standard in assignments. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS In the case of international students (from outside the European Union), it is not possible to study on a part-time basis unless you are already in the UK for other reasons and have obtained an appropriate visa. It is the student’s responsibility to check visa requirements for part-time study in the UK.
The Management of Lifelong Learning option presents an opportunity to develop skills and understanding for working in a new and innovative field. It will assist you in developing and promoting lifelong learning in many different spheres of life and work.
The Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma & MSSc are modular courses within the masters level programme. The overall aim of the programme is to provide opportunities for training & development for lifelong learning specialists including managers, educators and other professionals working in the broad field of lifelong learning. The programme is also open to those who have worked in the past in this field of practice and wish to update their qualifications, and those with a proven interest in broad field of lifelong learning.
The programme builds on the professional experience of course participants which might include managers, teachers, administrators, educators and others working in the diverse field of lifelong learning, to provide research informed learning and to encourage critical reflection on theory, research, policy and practice. In recent years course participants have brought experience from many lifelong learning contexts including further and higher education, the training sector, schools, business, the voluntary and community sector, public health, social and housing services, religious organisations, churches, and personal experience as adult learners.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Management of Lifelong Learning may be awarded to those students who have accumulated 60 level M points normally by taking 2 modules of 30 level M credit points. The course may be completed over one academic year or students may build up the required number of modules over a period of five years from initial enrolment.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Lifelong Learning may be awarded to those students who have accumulated 120 level M points normally by taking 4 modules of 30 level M points (or equivalent). The course may be completed over two academic year or students may build up the required number of modules over a period of five years from initial enrolment.
For the awards of Masters in Management Lifelong Learning, a total of 180 points are required (120 level M credit points on taught courses followed by a 60 level M credit point dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words.) The course is normally completed over two or three academic years. Students may build up the required number of modules and complete the dissertation over a period of five years from initial enrolment.
Modules to be delivered in 2008 – 09
Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 August 2008, 9.30am – 4.30pm
215ICE887 Issues in the Practice of Adult Basic Education (30 CATs Points)
Wednesday, 5 – 8pm (Classes will commence 1.10.08)
115ICE882 Theories and Policies of Lifelong Learning (30 CATs Points)
Wednesday 5 – 8pm (Classes begin 4 February 2009)
215ICE891 Learning in Communities (30 CATs Points)