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How long you will study
1 - 2 year

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How you will study
full-time, part-time, mixed-mode

Course starts
January, April, October

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About Education and Technology at University College London

There is an increasing demand for professionals responsible for teaching and learning to gain appropriate training and critical insight into the use technology in their practice. The MA in Education and Technology will provide participants with the practical and research skills to design, use and evaluate technology-enhanced learning interventions. Participants will learn how to embedded technology within their practice, explore key issues and debates and critically appraise educational theory. Participants will be supported to develop their analytical and research skills by undertaking a report of dissertation. The research can be qualitative, quantitative or mixed and can involve exploration of any area of education and technology of interest to them. Examples include:

  • Mobile learning in museum settings
  • Primary teachers' use of management information systems
  • Blogs for language learning
  • e-learning readiness in the Maldives
  • Learning practice with the XO laptop.

In brief, this masters degree will:

  • critically evaluate research and development in technology enhanced learning
  • enhance your knowledge of the practical applications of the use of technology in education.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • learn via online or mixed mode study
  • tackle the fast-changing issues surrounding the use of technology in education
  • work with a wide range of digital technologies currently used in education, from virtual learning environments to computer games, mobile learning and social media
  • join a network of like-minded professionals at the cutting edge of technology-enhanced learning in different sectors, including primary and secondary schools, further education colleges, universities and adult education
  • apply the latest educational theory to your everyday professional practice
  • develop research skills and progress on to doctoral research.
Who is this programme for?

The MA attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds providing scope for intellectual discussion and debate, and opportunities for multi-disciplinary working. In recent years students have included teachers and lecturers, software developers and technicians, NGO workers, education managers and administrators, local authority advisors and librarians and information resource managers

You can take this programme fully online by combining the core modules from the MA in Education and Technology with your choice of online modules from the entire IOE offering. You then choose to do a dissertation or report, supervised at a distance. Please note that modules selected are subject to approval by the programme leader.


Core modules
  • Education And Technology: Key Issues And Debates
  • Research Methods (online)
Recommended modules
  • Learning And Teaching With Technologies
  • Pedagogy, Adaptivity And Technology
  • Technology And Education Beyond The Classroom

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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. Candidates must hold a good honours degree (in any subject) and be able to provide evidence of ICT knowledge and experience (for example, as part of a degree, diploma programme, or practical experience of using technology in teaching). Evidence of educational knowledge and experience (such as a degree in education, PGCE or experience of working in an education-relation context) is also required. In some cases applicants may be asked to write a qualifying essay. All applicants are considered on an individual basis. An interview is not normally undertaken, but applicants are encouraged to make informal contact with the Programme Leader to discuss expectations and other matters of detail.

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