Applicants should have a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree or overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (related to education and/or technology), and relevant experience in teaching, education and/or a technology related field. Applicants who do not meet these criteria may sometimes be considered on the basis of an excellent personal statement.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
The Education and Technology MA is based at UCL’s Knowledge Lab, a ground-breaking research centre that uses the latest evidence to design and implement innovative educational technology and pedagogies. Supported by scientists from a wide range of fields including education, sociology and computer science, you will develop the methodological skills to design, use and critically appraise ‘Ed Tech’ across a wide range of settings.
The programme's combination of academic and applied multidisciplinary elements provides a unique skill set to either continue in research, or seek a career in the vibrant and rapidly growing EdTech sector. The blending of research and design methods with key issues and debates in the field will equip you with critical thinking skills and the ability to appraise and/or lead evaluation studies. The various optional modules provide the necessary background and specific skills to design, use and critically evaluate technology in a variety of contexts. The teaching and learning strategies of the programme prepare you with oral and written communication, as well as collaborative skills. The final dissertation/report gives you an opportunity to delve deeper in a topic that interests you and helps you develop transferable research project conceptualisation and management skills.
This programme is delivered by leading researchers in rapidly developing fields such as technology-enhanced learning, digital sociology, human- and child- computer interaction, artificial intelligence and learning analytics. It offers a number of opportunities for networking across different sectors in educational contexts, for example:
- The UCL Knowledge Lab runs regular seminars and talks from external academic visitors, which students are encouraged to attend, and are broadcast on Moodle for distance learners, providing networking opportunities with academics.
- Several projects within the UCL Knowledge Lab are in collaboration with tech companies, providing potential opportunities to link with industry.
- The programme attracts students from across the world providing international networking links across different educational sectors.
The MA attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities, providing scope for broad intellectual discussion and debate, and opportunities for multidisciplinary working, and global networking.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- part time24 months
- flexible60 months
Teaching is delivered through lectures and podcasts (for the distance learning students), individual and group work, student presentations and group discussions of reading and writing undertaken in preparation for sessions, both online and face-to-face. Some modules require regular weekly student collaboration in and outside the classroom, and it is thus expected that students who sign up for these can sustain the pace of this work.
Most modules are assessed by written assignments (essays) but some include group-work projects and practicals.
Course contact details
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