Education and Technology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15525
    Tuition (Year)
    7145
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University College London (UCL) ,
The Education and Technology MA will teach students the practical and research skills to design, use and evaluate technology-enhanced learning interventions. They will learn how to embed technology within educational practice, explore key issues and debates in this field, and critically appraise educational theory.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This programme will enhance a student’s theoretical insights into, and practical applications of technology in education and professional practice. Students learn how to apply the latest educational theory to their everyday professional practice as well as developing research skills, allowing progression on to doctoral research.

Graduates of this programme are currently working as university learning technologists, government education researchers and PhD students.

Why study this degree at UCL?
  • This programme is run by UCL's London Knowledge Lab (LKL) where social scientists engage in research on the future of learning with digital technologies in a wide range of educational settings. Commonly the research is interdisciplinary in nature, with collaborations involving, for example, computer scientists, designers, and subject specialist educators.
  • The London Knowledge Lab conducts research that involves design, development and evaluation across a broad range of media, systems and environments, and brings together social scientists from the areas of education, sociology, culture and media, semiotics, computational intelligence, information management, personalisation, semantic web and ubiquitous technologies.
  • The MA attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities, providing scope for broad intellectual discussion and debate, and opportunities for multi-disciplinary working, and global networking.

Programme Structure

  • This programme attracts a wide range of teachers and lecturers, software developers and technicians, NGO workers, education managers and administrators, local authority advisors, librarians and information resource managers. It is suited to those in employment seeking continuing professional development, as well as those aiming for a research degree and academic career.
  • Teaching is delivered through individual and group working; lectures and podcasts, student presentations and group discussion of reading and writing undertaken in preparation for sessions; collaborative activities in face-to-face and online contexts. All modules are assessed by written assignments.
Core Modules
  • Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates (online/mixed)
  • Research Methods (online/mixed)
Elective

Students choose two optional modules from across the UCL Institute of Education's Master's-level offering. The following are examples:

  • Learning and Teaching with Technologies
  • Technology and Education Beyond the Classroom
  • Internet Cultures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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  • Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and relevant experience in technology and/or education.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15525 International
  • GBP 7145 EU/EEA

Funding

Please see ioe.ac.uk for up-to-date fees and funding information

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