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Adult Education (Andragogy)

University of Pecs
Pecs, Hungary
 760 Points
2 Years
Apply date
Jul 2022
Start date
Sep 2022

Program Description

The aim of the program is to train adult learning and education professionals, who understand and recognise that education is a process of human, cultural and social development that takes place in the family/at home, in communities, in schools and the workplace in accordance with lifelong learning. Through this program, participants will collect valuable knowledge and quality skills to work effectively with adults either on formal or in non-formal structures or, additionally, to work in policy or providing services for adult learners at institutions or organisations of adult education at local/regional, national or international levels.

At the University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities you may study Andragogy/Adult Education as a Single Honours degree. Our graduates develop their knowledge and skills through theory and practice in adult learning and education to achieve successful careers in adult and vocational education, work-place learning, second chance education with basic skills development, coaching and counselling, community education and community development, educational policy and research, international development and special education needs.

In case you apply, you will certainly learn about key issues of adult and lifelong learning contemporary societies are facing, such as participation/access, provision, equity, performance, equality, delivery/methodologies, inclusion as well as about education and learning in terms of its sociological, psychological, historical and philosophical aspects. You will also meet different teaching, learning and assessment methods including lectures, seminars, individual tuition, group-based, co-operative activities and individual and small group research projects.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
TOEFL (paper based)
Duolingo English Test

Information about requirements:

  • Skype interview: The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your motivation and interests. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your foreign language and personal skills, scientific interest – to be able to make the right decision for the advancement of multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results): vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B), HEP A/B/C test, HIV test, Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)

Other requirements:

  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • TOEFL CBT: 220 points
  • Cambridge ESOL: B2 level
  • TELC: B2 level
  • ECL: C1 level

More information:

  • Tests have to be taken within a year!
  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.


Year 1

International Environment - History and Politics of Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

Theories of Adult Learning: Andragogy and Gerontagogy

Lifelong Guidance

Learning Cities-Regions and Learning Communities

The Psychology of Adult Learning

The Role of Law in Adult Education

Adult Education and the Labour Market

Curriculum Development and Quality in Adult Education

Active Citizenship

Year 2

Theory of Science and Professionalisation in Adult Education

Ethics of Adult Education

Adult Education Research and Development - Comparative Studies in ALE

Illiteracy, Second Chance Schooling and Adult Education

ALE and Human Resource Development

Open and Distance Education and e-learning


Our graduates achieve successful careers in:

  • Adult and vocational education
  • Work-place learning
  • Second chance education with basic skills development
  • Coaching and counselling
  • Community education and community development
  • Educational policy and research
  • International development
  • Special education needs

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