Teaching adult learners and planning adult curriculum becomes increasingly complex in the 21st century, calling for teaching and learning going beyond the traditional pedagogy.

This programme affords opportunities for students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills for adult learning. Over and above the fundamentals of pedagogy and assessment practices, the programme will show how learning can be designed to accommodate different learner characteristics, preferences and goals, whilst leveraging on learning technologies.

Pitched to meet the demands and needs of current educators, this programme places emphasis on current trends in adult teaching and learning . Through courses offered, students will also be able to conduct their own critical inquiry in the field. Students wishing to embark and specialise in management studies or action research work, in relation to adult learning, are able to do so towards the end of the programme.

Taught by academics, this programme will broaden knowledge of key learning constructs, and deepen professional learning. It will also advance skillsets through critical inquiry and approaches.

Programme Structure

The Master of Adult Learning programme allows participants to complete the programme via different pathways through different exit points at graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master’s level to cater for participants with different professional goals, needs and interests.

Core Modules

  • ADL511 Engaging Adults for Learning
  • ADL513 Approaches to Blended Learning
  • ADL515 Assessment in Adult Learning
  • ADL521 Learning Design and Methodology
  • ADL523 Research Methodology
  • ADL525 Analytics for Education and Learning
  • ADL527 Learning Needs Analysis


  • ADL551 Technologies in Teaching and Learning
  • ADL553 Exploring Pedagogies and Facilitation Strategies
  • ADL599 Graduate Diploma Project


  • Leadership and Management Specialisation
  • Practitioner Specialisation
  • Research Specialisation
Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

For SUSS graduate programmes that are conducted in the English Language, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English.

* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].

Applicants with an undergraduate degree that was conducted in English but awarded by a non-English medium university must produce an official letter from the university to certify as such in order to seek waiver of the ELPR requirement.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, click here.

For more information on Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road
Singapore 599494

Tel: +65 6248 9777