The EdTech Master is an international interdisciplinary program dedicated to learning science and digital practices. It aims at training creative and talented students to become the future change makers of education by providing them with a global and strategic understanding of the digital transformation in education and to help them design relevant and impactful projects.
Hosted at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in the center of Paris, it benefits from an outstanding environment where creators, entrepreneurs and researchers converge in a think and do mindset to prototype relevant scenarios for a positive change.
You are a entrepreneur in the making, willing to challenge the digital transformation happening in education?
You are a natural-born teacher who enjoys testing and prototyping new ways to engage the students?
You are a lifelong learner willing to make of this passion a professional exploration and an entrepreneurial plan?
You are a maker convinced that “opening the box” is not just an expression, and that the challenges of today call for collaborative design of solutions and knowledge sharing?
You are a doctor, a biologist, a researcher, interested in alternative tools launched in the area of Arduino, 3D printers, laser cuts and other nomad technologies to participate in inclusive and transparent resources for common good?
Then our program is made for you!
Our current program is divided into two years.
In Master 1, you access a panorama of courses and visions that define the learning science of the 21st century. You acquire knowledge in structural fields such as game design, learning by doing, cognitive science, history and critical approach of the concept of innovation in education, open science basics and technologies for learning. Through a pedagogy impulsing collaborative projects in classes, you learn quickly from your teachers, peers and mentors who give you precious feedbacks and you become keen on building rapid prototypes, designing original learning scenarios and documenting your work to share it with the community through analytical papers, blog posts, open talks and public presentations.
The second part of your M1 year is dedicated to a full-time internship of 5 months that you can spend in a company, a startup, a school, an association, an NGO or a scientific lab. Thus, you extend your network, train yourself to understand the current ecosystem structuring educational issues at a local or a global issue and improve your expertise in field analysis, assessment of the existing resources and drafting recommendations for a desirable future.
In Master 2, you can design further your own learning experience and expertise by embarking in two new internships for the whole year: it can be in France or abroad. On a regular timeline, you have courses and workshops in order to dig the research basis of their experimentations: it means acquiring further knowledge in reading and commenting papers and articles, get used to leading and extracting data from interviews, records and all kinds of open platforms, building a research protocol and testing it, analyzing publically its results. And just like your research profile is being strengthened, your entrepreneurial self is challenged as well… In M2, you’ll learn to stimulate your creativity, will be aware of the design basics and accelerate your projects!
Note that if your profile fits the eligibility conditions, you can enroll directly in Master 2 and choose between two possibilities: either to enroll in two internships one after the other, either to catch back the content of M1 courses in the first semester, aside from the M2 courses of course! If it’s indeed a pretty full experience for one year long, it’s also for sure the opportunity for already trained students to live the experience of being in an incubator to test further their projects and benefit from the inputs of our community!
At the end of the two years, no doubt that your three researcher, creator and entrepreneur’s selves will be trained, whatever you’re willing to make out of them!
We prepare our students to be the future change-makers of education. We believe that the learning transition is transforming the present jobs in education (teacher, pedagogical designer) but also creates new jobs in this field. These new jobs are inside the education system (e.g. fab manager in the university) but also “outside” the system, in the third places (public libraries, co-working spaces), in the administration (chief digital officer) and in companies as lifelong training is turning into a big challenge. Above all, there are many professions that do not exist yet or that are currently in progress. In one word: we prepare our students to be the ones who prepare and act for the world to come.
Our alumni are currently working as education designer, editorial manager, project manager, consultant, entrepreneur, teacher or PhD student!
If working with inspired people, all connected to the idea that 21st century problems require 21st century skills and new means for education, apply to our Master Program!
Roadmap to apply:
Please note that you will be asked to attached some documents:
- your curriculum vitae
- 2 letters of recommendation
- ID photo
- a copy of your last diploma
- a copy of your last grades transcript
Over a second phase and if your application is selected, we’ll have an interview which can be set up through Skype if you’re currently abroad. The final admission results will be broadcasted over the course of June 2018.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]
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Your interests span a wide range of management topics and disciplines, from hard skills like problem analysis, critical thinking, finance and strategy to soft skills including teamwork influencing, leadership, negotiating and managing people. You are looking to make that crucial first step into management or may already be working as a manager or entrepreneur.
Either way, this course will develop both your skills-base and your confidence as a manager able to take on any challenge in today’s fast-moving global business environment.
The course is based on an MBA style curriculum and is academically rigorous without neglecting the applied, practical aspects of your management education. Academic rigour is balanced with practical relevance.
The curriculum is enriched by opportunities for individualised course of learning and personal development as from term two you are encouraged to choose the subjects which you wish to study depending on your interests and professional goals to build your confidence and leadership qualities.
You’ll study the foundations of business management and be able to create a more individualised course of study by tailoring your learning and take advantage of our diverse portfolio of optional modules, studying at Cass and in our sister institutions around the world. We hope to empower you to make conscious choices about business issues and your own future.
Our challenging electives from the portfolio of Masters programme are either London based or held in international locations and invite our students to deepen their knowledge of current management practices and to sharpen their skills required of future global leaders. Some electives will take you beyond the classroom experience and act as capstones to your educational and practical experiences.
We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.
To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.
Graduates from the MSc in Management move into a diverse range of careers: consulting, marketing, advertising, luxury goods, wealth management, working for a family business or even setting up their own business.
MSc in Management Employability
Our Graduate Destination Survey of the MSc in Management class of 2014 shows that 70.3% of graduates are now either in work (66.7%) or not job seeking as they are in further study (3.6%)
Examples of where graduates from the MSc in Management are working are:
MSc Management alumni have also achieved
The Master in Business Informatics combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organisational science with the tools and practices of information and computing science. Our interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues faced by organisations and business managers across the globe.
Successfully aligning ICT with an organisation’s business processes requires both technological and managerial insight. In this programme you can specialise in one of the following three career areas:
The integrative and multidisciplinary approach of the Master’s programme in Business Informatics is oriented towards the needs of future or current researchers, consultants, managers, and entrepreneurs in the field of ICT.
The Master in Business Informatics prepares you to analyse information management issues in business environments and to develop innovative ICT solutions in organisations and society.
This course is designed for those with high entrepreneurial interest and potential to set up their own business, or to work in a new venture development capacity in an established organisation.
The MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship is designed for graduates seeking a rigorous foundation prior to launching their own company or entering an existing corporation in a role focused on business development and growth.
The programme will provide you with the required skills via a combination of teaching methods covering knowledge about best business practices, as well as covering the fundamental principles behind them.
Building on these skills, you will also have the opportunity to create a full plan for a new venture. The development of this new venture plan will be supported by academic faculty as well as a corporate sponsor or entrepreneur where appropriate.
The programme provides a unique mix of business strategy and entrepreneurship content that combines both leading academic research and the opportunity to apply this in a real world context.
Our teaching is heavily informed by research and combines academic rigour with practical relevance. Our internationally leading faculty consists of academics who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field. They bring the lessons learnt from their most recent research into the classroom, giving you access to up to date real life examples and scenarios and critical business thinking.
Your teaching and learning resources will be provided and we will be responsive to your needs and views. For your part, you will need to put in the necessary amount of work both during and outside formal teaching sessions, and to make good use of the facilities provided.
MSc in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship graduates are likely to start their own businesses or join a company with a focus on business growth. Many graduates have also found the programme particularly relevant to family businesses.
This course combines two of the most exciting areas of management and leadership. It provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for leading the practice of change and harnessing innovation.
Key to the course's philosophy is the connection between change and innovation and a focus on futures-oriented processes.
The course is designed to fit around your personal and professional commitments. It is taught in seven teaching blocks and you can choose to spread the course over a few years or complete it quickly in less than two years. Courses start in September, January and April.
Each three-day block is assessed through an organisation-based project which will contribute to your employer's business. The projects will ensure that you are using best practice in your work. Your employer will benefit from your ability to maximise organisational success during periods of change, as well as your capacity to effectively communicate the changes to staff.
All of the classroom teaching is workshop-based which promotes group discussion and the sharing of experience. Each of the modules incorporate real-life case studies.
Managing Change and Innovation MSc will enable you to become an authoritative practitioner and leader of change and innovation practice. Likely roles include change management consultant, programme manager, project leader or entrepreneur.
This course is delivered in seven teaching blocks. Each block is taught over three consecutive days, and is assessed by a work-based project which will contribute to your employer's business.
All of the classroom teaching is workshop-based which promotes group discussion and the sharing of experience.
Each of the modules incorporate real-life case studies.
You can choose to spread the course over a few years or complete it quickly in less than two years.
Corporate clients are typically taught off campus, and usually on a residential basis.
The modules you will study incorporate a range of change management and innovation topics.
You will complete the course with a project that will provide you with hands-on experience.
The course will enable graduates to become authoritative practitioners and leaders of change and innovation practice. Likely roles include change management consultant, programme manager, project leader or entrepreneur.
On completion of this course you will have a sound understanding of innovation and change management and leadership. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills known to be widely sought after by private, public and not-for-profit organisations undergoing significant transformation and evolution.
Graduates of the course receive free membership to the Institute of Change Management.
This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations.
Much of the learning takes place outside the classroom so that students can see first-hand how business works in China and can develop an understanding of how to engage effectively with international partners and clients.
You will gain hands on experience by formulating and developing a business idea into a real business plan, while the Entrepreneurial Project will provide the opportunity to be embedded in a company where you can develop your innovative skills. These activities will engage you face-to-face with entrepreneurs in practice and expose you to real world business problem solving.
The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme is designed to enable students to:
The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis and commences in the September of each year. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare an individual dissertation or an extended business plan.
The structure of this programme is modular, with individual taught modules each typically have a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. This degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits; 90 of which consist of taught modules, 30 for an Entrepreneurship project and 60 credits for the Entrepreneurship Business Plan or Dissertation project.
Students must complete 180 credits in total.
Semester 1 modules
Semester 2 modules
plus two modules form the list below:
Teaching and learning sessions are highly interactive, with a case study focus, so that there is less emphasis on abstract theory and more emphasis on acquiring knowledge and decision-making skills that can be applied. Unlike ordinary marketing, finance and accounting programmes, entrepreneurship students will explore these subjects from the unique perspective of an entrepreneur, helping them to gain an understanding of the specific challenges faced when starting and developing a new business.
This degree provides an ideal study path for people wishing to start their own business or be involved in early stage start-up companies. Equally, as larger organisations are increasingly valuing people who can innovate and act entrepreneurially from a management perspective, those looking to pursue management careers will gain highly relevant and applicable skills.
Additionally the programme provides a strong base from which to undertake post graduate research study into the area of entrepreneurship.
This programme provides you with the strong interdisciplinary grounding and key practical skills needed to empower you to become an effective entrepreneur and innovator.
It combines cutting-edge theory with applied practical experience, including entrepreneur mentoring and shadowing, business plan competitions, global case study competitions, inspiring masterclasses and a variety of entrepreneurial challenges. The programme offers access to broad business networks thanks to the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme and close collaborations with the Lancaster University Enterprise Centre.
Due to our academic excellence and emphasis on practice, this is the perfect programme if you have the potential to succeed in starting a new business, becoming an ‘intrapreneur’ and innovator, leading a family business to the next level, or, more broadly, becoming an agent of innovation and change.
The programme is designed for both business graduates and graduates from other disciplines. Work experience is desirable.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
With a growing world population, there is increasing need for scientific experts and entrepreneurs who can develop novel materials with advanced properties - addressing critical issues from energy to healthcare - and take scientific discoveries to the commercial world. This degree combines frontline research-based teaching from across UCL to train the next generation of materials scientists.
The programme aims to equip students with advanced, comprehensive knowledge of materials science and related state-of-the-art technologies, an understanding of the structure, properties and applications of materials, scientific research skills, and the insight and capability to be an entrepreneur in the field. In addition, students will engage in a literature project and a six-month cutting-edge research project.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), a literature project (15 credits) and a research project/dissertation (60 credits).
Students choose one or two optional modules to a total value of 30 credits from the following:
All students undertake a literature project and a research project an independent research project which culminates in a 20-minute oral presentation and a dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words.
Teaching and learning
Teaching is delivered by lectures, interactive tutorials, case discussions, and modelling projects. Assessment is by a combination of ongoing coursework, presentations, a group project and/or a written examination, a dissertation and a viva voce.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Advanced Materials Science MSc
On graduation students will be equipped for a future career as a materials scientist or engineer in academia or industry, or as an entrepreneur.
In addition to the specific skills and knowledge students acquire by taking this programme, they also develop managerial and entrepreneurship skills, and transferable skills in areas including literature search, design of experiments, materials research, critical data analysis, teamwork and effective communication skills using real-life case scenarios and student-led group projects.
Advanced Materials Science MSc relates scientific theories to research and applications of advanced materials, encourages innovation and creative thinking, and contextualises scientific innovation within the global market and entrepreneurship.
The programme aims to deliver innovative teaching; from the group design projects where students are challenged to design the next advanced material to the module, Mastering Entrepreneurship, where students learn how to apply research in the commercial world.
Students on this interdisciplinary programme benefit from UCL’s emphasis on research-based learning and teaching and research input from departments across UCL in mathematical and physical sciences, and in engineering.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.