Taught course

Digital Literacies and Learning

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Qualifications
PGCertPGDip

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 education@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

This programme will also enhance your understanding of the informatics-based techniques and computational thinking that are essential to digital literacy and learning. The literacy it offers goes beyond a fluency with digital tools, devices and the Internet. It is characterised by concepts, methods, philosophy of technology and information that emphasise the increasing need to use and access data and information effectively, safely and ethically.

Target awards of Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert - 60 credits) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip - 120 credits) are available, alongside standalone 20 credit CPD modules.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

UK students
£40.28 per credit

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090