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Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Educational Technology Education Theory / Philosophy

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to support the professional development of individuals working in education and training at either tertiary or higher education level, specifically in the contemporary digital environment. The intention is to strengthen and enhance participants' understanding of digital educational issues, whilst raising their professional profiles. You will be encouraged to discuss and analyse information from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and apply them to your own professional practice. This will be focused especially on teaching and learning in the digital environment and you will be critically analysing and creating digital educational resources. You will have the opportunity to focus your studies on an area of professional educational interest, whilst developing research skills and an understanding of ethical principles in higher education. The course can help you to make changes in your professional practice that can have a positive impact on you and on your learners.

Special features: The course is available to study part-time online, through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments; Option for a face-to-face induction which, although not compulsory, is highly recommended; Reflective learning is at the heart of this course, allowing you to use your learning to enhance your professional practice; You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree; For those working in higher education, on successful completion of the PgCert you will be eligible to apply to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Career: On successful completion of this course you might like to consider a career in educational training or educational management. This course can provide a strong base for those wishing to undertake a Doctorate of Education (EdD) or PhD.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time day


5 years

Start date



Creating Digital Educational Resources - Core
Mixed Methods and Action Research - Core
Theory and Practice of Elearning - Core
Research Dissertation - Core
Digital Literacy and Open Education - Core
Teachingand Learning In Tertiaryand Higher Education - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £560 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £960 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have honours degree or above; They must be in employment in education or training; Students without academic qualifications but with experience of appropriate professional or administrative responsibility will be considered on an individual basis.