Taught course

Digital Education (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · The Moray House of School of Education

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. You should demonstrate a professional interest in the programme. You may be considered if your employment or other educational experience provides evidence of intellectual ability of an equivalent standard to an honours degree. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: - IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) - TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module) - PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections) - CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Learning, teaching and training are profoundly affected by the challenges of the digital age. Whether you are a teacher, lecturer, trainer, librarian, researcher, manager or learning technologist, the Digital Education programme (formerly known as E-learning) will give you the practical teaching skills and critical insight you need in this fast-moving and richly diverse field.

The Digital Education programme is designed as a part-time programme, with the vast majority of participants studying over a period of 3-4 years.

Information for international students

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements: www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-72 months


distance learning
12-24 months


distance learning
12-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 131 650 6678