Taught course

Digital Teaching and Learning

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent). It will help to have studied at an advanced level either computer/information science, media studies, education or psychology or combinations of these. If first degree is not within social science, it will help you to have had some experience of acting in an educational setting involved in some way with supporting learning or training or tutoring.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Digital Teaching and Learning MA will deepen your understanding of learning in the digital age and explore how digital technology can transform the teaching and learning experience.

It will help you to understand how evidence-based learning theories can inform the design and use of innovative learning technologies in your practice.

This course is offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning sciences draws from psychology, computer science and education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning, teaching and innovation within the fast-moving digital world of new technologies.

You will build a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it.

Whether your background is in teaching, computing, psychology or any of the allied disciplines, this course will provide a solid grounding for a career in education, training, educational technology, or further research.

On this course, you will:

  • broaden your knowledge and experience of digital technologies as resources for learning
  • engage with tablets, smartboards mobile learning tools, virtual learning environments, serious games, massive open online courses, computer-supported collaborative learning, and immersive/augmented reality environments
  • evaluate the use of such technologies in educational contexts
  • utilise existing research to make informed decisions about the selection of specific digital technologies
  • explore underpinning theories of learning, particularly as they inform the design and application of successful educational technologies
  • develop knowledge of wider social debates that impact on technology enhanced learning

New technologies are the method as well as the focus of the teaching as students engage with games, mobiles, interactive learning environments to name just a few. Each year, there is an opportunity to visit London to attend the largest educational technology trade show in Europe.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your masters, including our step-by-step guide. Further information is available on the school website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    32 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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