Taught course

Global Learning Futures

University of East London · School of Arts and Digital Industries - ADI

Entry requirements

  • Good Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:1) in relevant subject areas (interdisciplinary scope – Arts, Humanities, Education, business) or PGCE / CertEd (or equivalent).

Professional experience will also be taken into consideration through APEL (Accredited Prior Experiential Learning).

Months of entry


Course content

The MA/MFA/MEd in Global Learning Futures is a progressive venture in interdisciplinary learning design and innovation. It will grow learning capacity for individuals and organisations to create transformational impact across interconnected social, cultural, environmental, technological, economic, business enterprise, entrepreneurial and educational contexts.

The course will develop skills that promote and enable innovation and enterprise opportunity in projects and organisations, by integrating the domains of teaching and learning, arts-based creative practice, project development and design thinking, organisational learning, business and enterprise, entrepreneurial practice, and creative project leadership, through applied practice-led research and development.

This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop and apply skills in designing, facilitating and leading interdisciplinary learning innovation projects
  • Develop reflexive learning capacity: skills in developing adaptability, agility and awareness through reflection, meta-cognition and modelling processes
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary theories, principles and practices in learning.
  • Develop and apply research skills, through collaboration within a transdisciplinary learning ecosystem.
  • Capture and disseminate praxis in learning design and innovation through the authoring of interactive portfolios.

The philosophy of the course supports perpetual learners in developing perpetual learning organisations, for education (primary, secondary, tertiary), community and social-engaged projects, creative arts practitioners working in diverse social, cultural settings, and for business professionals and entrepreneurs.

You will develop and share expertise in transferring and leveraging knowledge and skills for different contexts, to create coherence and value with multidimensional impact, in order to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century. The course will be offered full-time, part-time or micro-credentialed module-by-module.

This course is available as an MA, MFA or an MEd. Please see below for breakdown of options:


1-year course with a focus on researching, developing and implementing an interdisciplinary learning project or curriculum initiative with measurable impact within a project environment (e.g. Learning organisation, arts organisation, business enterprise and innovation, design-oriented organisation, social-engaged project context).

  • 6 modules = 180 Credits at Level 7


1-year course with a focus on researching, developing and implementing interdisciplinary learning projects or curriculum initiatives. The emphasis of initiatives and projects will centre on a predominantly educational context and the application of seminal and contemporary learning theories to project research and development.

  • 6 modules = 180 Credits at Level 7


2-year course with a focus on researching, developing and implementing interdisciplinary learning project or curriculum initiatives in year 1 that lead to a larger-scale embedded research project in year 2. The emphasis of the larger-scale research project will integrate several interdisciplinary contexts through practice and research, applying a range of seminal and contemporary theories to project research and development from a number of relevant disciplinary domains (such as creative arts, design, innovation, business, science and technology).

  • 8 modules = 360 Credits at Level 7

All qualification outcomes involve the same 6 or 8 modules.
The nature of the work for each student will emanate from the context of their practice-based research.

The course can be studied Full Time (1 or 2 years), Part Time (2 or 4 years), or micro-credentialled, with a maximum limit of 8 years.

All modules can be taken individually on a micro-credentialled basis.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information please check the website https://www.uel.ac.uk/about/about-uel/governance/policies-regulations-corporate-documents/student-policies/tuition-fee-policy

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Applicant Relations
+44 (0) 208 223 3333