Digital Pedagogy MEd

What is special about this course?

This MEd Digital Pedagogy course is designed to support the professional development of individuals working in education and training at either tertiary or higher education level, specifically in the contemporary digital environment. The intention is to strengthen and enhance participants' understanding of digital educational issues, whilst raising their professional profiles.

You will be encouraged to discuss and analyse information from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and apply them to your own professional practice. This will be focused especially on teaching and learning in the digital environment and you will be critically analysing and creating digital educational resources. You will have the opportunity to focus your studies on an area of professional educational interest, whilst developing research skills and an understanding of ethical principles in higher education.

The course can help you to make changes in your professional practice that can have a positive impact on you and on your learners.

Special features

  • The course is available to study part-time online, through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
  • Option for a face-to-face induction which, although not compulsory, is highly recommended
  • Reflective learning is at the heart of this course, allowing you to use your learning to enhance your professional practice 
  • You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree 
  • For those working in higher education, on successful completion of the PgCert you will be eligible to apply to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree or above
  • You must be in employment in education or training
  • Candidates without academic qualifications but with experience of appropriate professional or administrative responsibility will be considered on an individual basis. These candidates may be required to complete an assessment to assess their suitability or successfully complete the Preparing for Master’s Level Study module prior to beginning other modules

 

*Funding support notice*

Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scotland-domiciled and EU students)

Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland-domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.

PgCert

Core modules are:

  • Teaching and learning in tertiary and higher education
  • Digital literacy and open education

You will also choose one option module which may include:

  • Research methods and techniques
  • Qualitative inquiry
  • Quantitative research and data analysis

PgDip

Core modules are:

  • Creating digital educational resources
  • Theory and practice of eLearning
  • Mixed methods and action research

MEd

To achieve the award of MEd Digital Pedagogy, you must complete a research dissertation.

How will I study my course?

  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • This method of flexible study enables you to fit your course and your professional development around your personal and professional life


How long will my course last?


  • Part-time: 3 - 5 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • February

Fees

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2018-19Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £560 £650 £900
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,680 £1,950 £2,700
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,360 £3,900 £5,400
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £5,000 £5,850 £8,120

 

2017-18Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £520 £650 £852
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,560 £1,950 £2,556
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,120 £3,900 £5,112
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £4,680 £5,850 £7,660

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.

Funding

From 2017, eligible Scotland-domiciled students studying full-time for any taught postgraduate course up to full Masters level can access loans up to £10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full-time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5,500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level, who meet the residency eligibility, can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company.

You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan.

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you might like to consider a career in educational training or educational management. This course can provide a strong base for those wishing to undertake a Doctorate of Education (EdD) or PhD.

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I want to start in Jan/Feb 2019 or Aug/Sep 2019 or Jan/Feb 2020

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