Digital Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert (Online Learning) The University of Edinburgh
Learning, teaching, training, and research are profoundly affected by the challenges and opportunities posed by digital acceleration in education. Since 2006, the MSc in Digital Education has given professionals in education - whether in higher or further education, schools, NGOs, commercial organisations, and government ministries - the critical insight they need in this fast-moving and richly diverse field.
The Digital Education programme is delivered entirely online and is designed as a part-time programme, with the majority of participants studying over a period of 3-4 years.
The programme is distinctive for its innovative design, its breadth of scope, the high level of support provided to students and its basis in the research activity of the Centre for Research in Digital Education. Our tutors are actively researching this field and bringing that research to their teaching.
Delivered fully online, this programme gives you the opportunity to work closely with your fellow students and tutors in a properly supported, collaborative and vibrant online learning environment, studying at times and in the places that suit you best.
The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked 15th in the World in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
The skills and knowledge this programme provides will enable you to expand your existing career into the fast-moving and richly diverse field of digital education.
The research skills you gain in the MSc programme will equip you for further study and possibly an academic career if you choose.
You will complete one compulsory course and a number of option courses, depending on your choice of qualification.
To complete the MSc programme, you will also produce an independently researched dissertation.
- Critical Issues in Digital Education (mandatory for all students)
- Research Methods (mandatory for those studying for the MSc)
Option courses are subject to change yearly, and some may be offered every other year. These have previously included:
- Course Design for Digital Environments
- Critical Data and Education
- Digital Education in the Majority World
- Digital Education: Strategy and Policy
- Digital Futures for Learning
- Education and Digital Culture
- Information Literacies in Digital Education
- Learning Spaces and Digital Technologies
- Digital games, play and the psychology of learning