University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Digital Education

Learning, teaching and training are profoundly affected by the challenges of the digital age; whether students are teachers, lecturers, trainers, librarians, researchers, managers or learning technologists, this programme gives students the practical teaching skills and critical insight they need in this fast-moving and richly diverse field; the programme is distinctive for its innovative design, its breadth of scope, the high level of support provided to students and its basis in the research activity of the team.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline; applicants may be considered if their employment or other educational experience provides evidence of intellectual ability of an equivalent standard to an Honours degree; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Core modules include: an introduction to digital environments for learning; research methods (MSc only). Optional modules include: digital futures for learning; digital student experience; e-learning and digital cultures; e-learning strategy and policy; e-learning, politics and society; effective course design for e-learning; game-based learning; information literacies for online learning; introduction to digital game-based learning; online assessment; psychological and social contexts; understanding learning in the online environment.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Online study £ 6,540 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Online study £ 3,225 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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Distance learning

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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