Entry requirements for this course are normally:
- An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification or professional relevant experience.
A basic level of familiarity with ICT is assumed, although you do not need to possess programming or multimedia skills.
Months of entry
Technology is increasingly a key element in effective education and training. The web, mobile devices, interactive white boards, Virtual Learning Environments, blogging, wikis and email are tools that you may be able to use in your teaching. But how effective are they at supporting learning? New pedagogical models such as massively open online courses (MOOCs), learning analytics where data is used to analyse and improve learning, and rhizomatic learning are all explained and critically examined.
If you’re a teacher, trainer or learning technologist looking to enhance your skills around the integration, research and management of technology to enhance learning, then this course could be for you. You’ll explore the use of technology in your particular field, develop technical skills, including blogs, wikis and other social media, deepen your understanding of frameworks and look at how technology can enhance and support learning. A strong interest in developing teaching using information and communication technology is key - being an IT expert is not.
The course is tailored around you. Choose from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.
This course combines making a difference in your particular teaching/training context with learning about how to undertake research in a systematic and rigours manner.
Much of your work is project based with outcomes of direct relevance and benefit to your particular teaching or training setting.
A typical participant may be a lecturer in Higher or Further Education, a teacher (primary, secondary, or specialist), a trainer in the public or private sector or a learning technologist.
Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:
• Smart Phone and Student in Secondary Schools in Oman
• Using social media for acculturation and psychological adjustment among international students: a case study in northern England
Fees and funding
In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.
Part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £540 per 15 credit module and £1,080 per 30 credit module.
For the two-year route, you complete 90 credits per year (3x 30 credit modules in Year 1 and 1x 30 credit module plus 1x 60 credit dissertation in Year 2).
For the three-year route, you complete 60 credits per year (2x 30 credit modules in Year 1 and 2, and 1x 60 credit dissertation in Year 3).
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance pages. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries (D285 and D286)
- +44 (0)1484 478249