University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Learning, Technology and Education

This course is suitable if students are interested in the design and implementation of technology-supported learning and the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology; students should have an interest in educational practice as mediated by new information and communication technologies (ICTs); the design and implementation of technology-supported learning is addressed at a variety of levels: societal and social levels of organisation (e.g. governments, institutions, and learning communities); however, the course gives special attention to the more psychological level concerned with students� experience of learning or teaching; if students also wish to develop design skills in relation to ICT, students are able to take elective modules in computer science; the course provides a degree of direct practical experience in using new educational technology; however, it must be stressed that the course does not aim to give extensive hands-on guidance in how to use such resources; its concern is more with the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology; this certainly involves encounters with state-of-the-art applications and practices, but does not involve comprehensive training in their adoption; that said, the present curriculum should still provide students with a very sound basis for informed and reflective practice in all areas of ICT and education.

Entry requirements

Students would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2.2 level or above, or its international equivalent including the subject of education or psychology as a significant element of study within students 1st degree; some form of relevant professional experience in an educational setting; IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); TOEFL IBT:87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).

Course modules

Core modules: social contexts of educational technology (30 credits); theorising learning (30 credits); educational technology research methods (30 credits); Electives: new directions in computer assisted learning (30 credits) or it may be possible to take other modules totalling 30 credits at the discretion of the course leader.

Assessment methods

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5000-6000 words, or equivalent portfolio of assessment tasks; the dissertation is an original piece of work and should be 12000 - 15000 words (or their equivalent) in 1 of the selected modules or an approved topic.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,920 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB East Midlands

Key information

Education Enquiries, School of Education
Telephone number: 
0115 951 4543