Taught course

Learning, Technology and Education

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. Combinations of these are particularly welcome.

Months of entry


Course content

Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics and are committed to supporting your development in these areas.

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. All students will receive a tablet at the beginning of the course, with apps to use within classes and during fieldwork. This is yours to keep so that you can build your own library of educational resources. Each year, there is an opportunity to visit London to attend the largest educational technology trade show in Europe.

Teaching is delivered in a state-of-the-art flexible learning room using a ‘flipped’ approach. This course is particularly suitable if you have the flexibility to be based in the Nottingham area and wish to study here, taking advantage of the full range of campus-based resources.

MA Learning, Technology and Education is also available as a online course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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