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Digital Literacies and Learning

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Information Technology (General) Learning Methods

Course type


Course Summary

Develop your understanding of Digital Literacy issues on LJMU's distance learning programme and fit your studies around existing commitments.

  • Gain in-depth understanding of UK and international digital literacy issues, practices and policies
  • Develop the skills, principles and practices to use digital tools effectively, safely and ethically
  • Design and lead digital literacy initiatives in schools, universities and other sectors
  • Explore the digital transformation of users, data and practices
  • Benefit from the flexibility of digital learning
  • Modules available as stand-alone, Level 7, 20 credit CPD courses (October, February and June intakes for CPD)

This course offers an opportunity to develop digital literacies beyond the capabilities that are fundamentally underpinned by the technical mastery of digital technologies. More importantly, it considers the digital transformation of users, data and practices.

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly important role in configuring concepts of self, social relationships, communities, embodiment, human-non-human relations, space and place and what counts as social itself. This course will contribute to your professional development by engaging you in the examination of the digital aspects of literacies and learning as they relate to new developments and social change in the family, workplace, education system and economy.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date



Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Digital and Textual Practices in Learning (20 Credits) - Core
Digital Literacies - Dominant Theories and Practices (20 Credits) - Core
Digital Methods and Approaches (20 Credits) - Core
Digital Scholarship (20 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Open Movement: Data, Resources and Courses (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (credit)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:2 degree (or its equivalent) in the social sciences, education or an education-related discipline Additional information: RPL is not accepted on this programme IELTS score 6.5 (Minimum 6.0 in each component) Pearson 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) If you have any specific queries, please contact:

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more