Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Learning Technologies

This Master's degree in learning technologies provides the technical and pedagogical knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating learning technologies from the perspective of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science techniques, learning theory and teaching practice. It is ideal for those with a background in computing (academic or practitioner) and also for those without a computing background. It develops a sound foundation for entry to a career in learning technologies or to a research degree in the subject. This Master's programme is targeted towards those with a computing background (academic or practitioner), who wish to move into a career in the development of learning technologies, or to increase their pedagogical and technical knowledge, if they are already working in the learning technologies sector. It will also appeal to those who wish to undertake a 1-year (or 2 years part-time) postgraduate degree with a view to continuing onto an MPhil/PhD based at the joint Birkbeck/UCL London Knowledge Lab. The programme is also suitable for those without a computing background, who wish to gain knowledge of both the computer science and the learning theory that together underpin the development of learning technologies.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or postgraduate degree in computing, or in another scientific, mathematical or engineering subject, provided that a significant part of the degree included object-oriented programming and the fundamentals of computing; or equivalent professional experience in computing or in the development of learning technologies.

Graduates in other subjects are also welcome to apply, provided they have a second-class honours degree or equivalent. Such applicants may be required to demonstrate aptitude for programming prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

Route A core modules:

Introduction to Software Development;
Learning and Teaching with Technologies;
Programming in Java;
Research Methods in Learning Technologies .

Route A option modules:

Component Based Software Development;
Internet and Web Technologies;
Software Design and Programming .

Route B core modules:

Learning and Teaching with Technologies;
Research Methods in Learning Technologies .

Route B option modules:

Component Based Software Development;
Intelligent Technologies;
Internet and Web Technologies;
Semantic Web;
Software Design and Programming .

MSc Learning Technologies project.

Assessment methods

There is a balance between coursework, written examinations and the project, with ongoing formative feedback provided to students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 6,875 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6722