UCL Institute of Education, University of London

UCL Institute of Education, University of London

Lifelong Learning (Policy and Management)

The course looks at why the concept of lifelong learning (LLL) has been incorporated into national and transnational policies for education and professional development; identifies concepts of learning that inform current thinking about LLL; enables students to promote and manage innovation in LLL systems suited to their social and organisational context, to facilitate change and social transformation; encourages students to mediate between the educational community and the local environment, including social and professional stakeholders; allows students to advise organisations on the planning, implementation, evaluation, supervision and control of training mechanisms in LLL; teaches students techniques for recognising diverse learning needs and identifying educational actions to meet these needs.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in the humanities or social sciences.

Course modules

Modules include: Comparative education: theories and methods; lifelong learning: theories and perspectives; educational traditions and systems in Europe; vocational learning: theory and practice.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
European Master's Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Institute of Education, University of London Camden WC1H 0AL South East

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