Taught course

Learning, Technology and Education/Learning, Technology and Education (online)

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

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent), with study at an advanced level in either computer/information science, education or psychology. Applicants must have at least modest experience of acting in an educational setting, or be involved in some way in supporting learning such as through a part-time or placement context.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you committed to improving teaching and learning? Do you want to explore how new technologies can help? Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research in technology enhanced learning.

This flagship programme is offered both face-to-face and online by the Learning Sciences Research Institute 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 and teaching, innovation within the fast moving digital world of new technologies, and a deep understanding of how these technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace.

It does not matter if your background is in teaching, computing, psychology or any of the allied disciplines - as long as you wish to engage in this debate and perhaps pursue a career in Education, Educational Technology or further research.

Study on these courses will:

  • broaden your knowledge and experience of digital technologies as resources for learning, engaging with: tablets, smartboards mobile learning tools, virtual learning environments (VLEs), serious games, MOOCs, computer supported collaborative learning, immersive and augmented reality environments
  • enable you to evaluate the use of such technologies in educational contexts
  • help you utilise existing research to make informed decisions about the selection of specific digital technologies
  • explain 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. If you study this course by the face-to-face route, you will be given your own tablet with apps to use both within classes and during fieldwork. This is yours to keep so that you can build your own library of educational resources.

You will also visit the BETT show in London, the largest educational technology show in Europe. Opportunities also exist for short periods working in a classroom environment.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Education web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559