Adult Learning & Development

NUI Galway


Course Name Adult Learning & Development
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 50819 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Distance
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date September
Application Date


The closing dates for each course varies, but are typically from mid-July to late August each academic year.

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Duration 2 years, part-time.
Mode of study: Blended learning.
Course Fee Fees: (per annum)
EU: Year 1 €4,200, Year 2* €3,700
Non-EU: Year 1 €4,700, Year 2 €4,200

*The Postgraduate Diploma has an EU
fee of €1,250 (Non-EU: €1,750) for Year 2.
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Entry Requirements Candidates must have a:
• 2.2 Honours undergraduate degree
• Minimum three years’ experience in a relevant area
Course Content

Expand+Who is this course for:
• Further education teachers
• Vocational trainers, instructors, tutors, supervisors, managers
• Instructional designers
• Educational consultants
• Human resource specialists
• Self-employed trainers
• Th...

Subjects Taught Modules - YEAR 1
ECTS Workshops
Human Resource Development and Training for Work
The Psychology of Adult Learning and Development
Adult Learning Theories and Concepts
Teaching and Learning Online
Lifelong Learning: Concepts, Context and Issues
Social Science Research

Modules - YEAR 2

Learning and the Individual
Management and Leadership in Training and Education (Elective)
Online Learning Design (Elective)
Assessment Method Assessment includes written assignments, practical projects, online contributions and reflective learning journals. Students complete a research-based dissertation in the second year of the course.

Note: Students who gain 60 ECTS may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Learning and Development.
Number of Credits 90 ECTS
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What career or further study opportunities are there?
Successful students may continue their postgraduate studies. Career opportunities occur as training and instructional specialists in the further education and training sector, voluntary and comm...

Further Enquiries Tara Prendeville
Adult Training and Education Studies
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
NUI Galway, Nuns' Island
Tel: 091 494061
Fax: 091 528905
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