Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change (MEd)

Overview

UBC, in cooperation with collaborating universities in South Africa (University of the Western Cape), Sweden (Linköping University), and Australia (Australian Catholic University), offers an innovative online, coursework-only, professional graduate program in Adult Learning and Global Change. Instructors in required courses are drawn from these four universities, so students benefit from a truly international instructional staff.

This program is for those seeking multiple, critical perspectives on the central role adult learning plays as individuals and communities engage with the positive and negative effects of globalization.

Students proceed through the two-year, 30-credit M.Ed. program as a cohort drawn from the four participating institutions and will get to know one another well, working together in various groupings throughout the program. Required courses are sequenced so that, with careful planning of electives, all requirements can be completed in 24 months. The 9 credits of electives may be taken at any time and are usually selected from on-campus courses (for those in the Vancouver area), from various distance-mode courses at UBC and elsewhere, and from directed studies courses tailored to student interests.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Education
Subject
Education
Mode of delivery
Online / Distance (100%)
Specialization
Adult Learning and Global Change
Program Components
Coursework only
Faculty
Faculty of Education

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Facebook Live Event
Date: Thursday, 01 November 2018
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
Join our first ever Facebook Live Q&A session with our UBC Graduate Student Ambassadors as they share their experiences as international students at UBC. Topics include moving to Canada, settling in, making friends, and more. Watch and participate in the livestream on the UBC Grad School Facebook page, @ubcgradschool. Submit a question for our ambassadors in advance and sign up for a reminder. Please note: we will not be able to answer questions regarding specific application and admissions policies or any that involve personal information.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

92
22
22
22
22

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 28 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 07 March 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 28 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 07 March 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020
Transcript Deadline: 29 February 2020
Referee Deadline: 07 March 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020
Transcript Deadline: 29 February 2020
Referee Deadline: 07 March 2020

Career Options

The program attracts those interested in international development work, cross-cultural education and training, the role of education in addressing various global health and environmental issues, promoting social justice in the face of economic globalization, and learning more about adult education around the world.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$2,748.92$3,939.63
Tuition per year$8,246.76$11,818.89
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student FeesVary
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications4646292750
Offers2724231828
New registrations2122 1625
Total enrolment4945354248

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 81.25% based on 64 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 55 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 2.83 years with an average of 1.98 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 23 September 2018].
 

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
28 February 2019
International Applicant Deadline
28 February 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
29 February 2020
International Applicant Deadline
29 February 2020

Program Information

Application Enquiries
 

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