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Education (Learning, Technology and Society) MSc

Education (Learning, Technology and Society) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Educational Technology Sociology Of Education

Course type


Course Summary

Socio-technical changes create a wide range of challenges and opportunities for educators and those who support learning around the world. Digital technologies (such as credit-card sized computers, digital games, artificial intelligence, massive online open courses, robots, social media and tangible technologies) are increasingly becoming embedded in our societies and being used for a wide range of purposes in educational settings. This pathway is designed for those who wish to take a critical perspective on the use of technology in diverse educational settings. It is suitable for people with a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences, including teachers and lecturers, creative technologists, and those who support informal learning settings such as museums and public spaces.

The pathway will provide you with a firm foundation for developing your career in teaching, education leadership, research or learning technology. You will develop an in-depth understanding of socio-technical change and the uses of digital technologies to support educational initiatives in a wide variety of settings. In addition, the pathway will prepare you to undertake further research in this rapidly developing field. This pathway is taught in an international centre of excellence in teaching, research and educational technology. The tutors on the course are world-class academics with excellent research records in the field of education, technology and society.

We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our education graduates to display the following characteristics:

  • equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
  • visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
  • high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
  • highly employable throughout the world
  • adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Designing Technologies for Learning - Core
Introduction to Educational Inquiry - Core
Learning, Technology and Society - Core
Teaching and Learning with Technology - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold a good UK undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification) and normally some appropriate professional experience, which may include voluntary work or internships, as well as paid employment.