Digital Education MSc

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Overview

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MSc

  • MSc Digital Education, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 10800 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MSc Digital Education, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1800 per 30 credit module
  • MSc Digital Education, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 15960 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MSc Digital Education, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 2660 per 30 credit module

Degree with Placement Year

  • MSc Digital Education, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 10800 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MSc Digital Education, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1800 per 30 credit module
  • MSc Digital Education, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 15960 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MSc Digital Education, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 2660 per 30 credit module

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

The programme will equip graduates with various skills that can be used for a wide range of positions, including the following:  Digital education consultant, Learning Manager,  Academic Developer, Learning Management Systems Administrator, Curriculum Development Lead, Instructional designer, Learning Consultant, E-learning content developer, E-Trainer/Instructor, Learning Development Manager, Education Advisers, School Inspectors, Educational Technologist or Educational System Analyst.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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This course is designed for students who would like to proceed with educational technology-oriented careers. It is very well structured with knowledge (both depth and breadth) and application that would be very useful in a role in digital education which is in high demand after the pandemic. The course puts the learner experience and learning design at the heart of every technology that is examined and applied in education."
Rawad Hammad

Course leader, MSc Digital Education

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

Knowledge  

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories, and principles of emerging technologies in digital education, pedagogy for online learning and learning design, and contemporary tools and technologies to produce relevant solutions.


Thinking skills 

  •  Demonstrate innovative independent thinking, critical investigation, and analytical skills in real-world problems related to technology-enhanced learning.


Subject-Based Practical skills 

  • Analyse, interpret, synthesise and evaluate design methods and alternative solutions for a given problem in the diverse fields of education, learning pedagogy, learning design, socio-economic learning system, and educational technology acceptance.
  • Hands-on experience in technology-enhanced learning solutions using state-of-the-art tools and approaches.


Skills for life and work (general skills) 

  • Structure and communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing

How you'll learn

Guided independent study

Review each module specification to find out the number of hours you are expected to be on campus, i.e., to attend lectures, labs, etc., and the number of hours used for independent study, where you will be expected to review your learning journey and reflect on what you have been taught.

Academic support

The University of East London provides students with a list of support services to students to help them during their studies. Student Hub is the central point where students can contact to access all services including academic support, and disability support, to mention but a few.

Dedicated personal tutor

In addition, you will be assigned a personal tutor to provide academic guidance and support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Workload

Generally, you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities per year. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: scheduled teaching – 300 hours; guided independent study – 900 hours

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 80 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 80 plus students. In the classroom, you will be taught in groups of 18–20 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you will be assessed

A wide variety of assessment techniques will be used to assess students' understanding and achievements. This is explained as follows:  

Knowledge is assessed by 

  • tutorials (in class and at the end of the year) 
  • individual/group projects and reports
  • group assessments
  • presentations
  • dissertation

Thinking skills are assessed by 

  • all assessment tasks set (especially related to critical thinking)
  • use of appropriate problem-solving skills

Practical skills are assessed by 

  • assessment tasks requiring the use of general and specialised IT applications 
  • demonstration of projects/tasks
  • use of tools in designing algorithms

Skills for life and work (general skills) are assessed by 

  • evidence of group and team working  
  • ability to work under time constraints  

You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. The timeframe for receiving such feedback depends on the size and type of submission, but generally, students receive feedback on their submissions within 7 working days.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD