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Course content

The Education and Technology MA will teach students the practical and research skills to design, use and evaluate technology-enhanced learning interventions. They will learn how to embed technology within educational practice, explore key issues and debates in this field, and critically appraise educational theory.

Degree information

This programme will enhance a student’s theoretical insights in, and practical applications of, technology in education and professional practice. Students learn how to apply the latest educational theory to their everyday professional practice as well as developing research skills, allowing progression on to doctoral research.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), and either two elective modules (60 credits) and a dissertation (60 dissertation), or a report (30 credits) and three elective modules (90 credits).

Core modules
-Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates (online/mixed)
-Researching Digital Learning (online/mixed)

Elective modules - students choose two optional modules from across the UCL Institute of Education's Master's-level offering. The following are examples:
-Design and Use of Technologies for Education
-Technology and Education Beyond the Classroom

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent project culminating either in a dissertation of 20,000 words or a report of 10,000 words, supervised either on campus or online.

Teaching and learning
Teaching is delivered through individual and group working; lectures and podcasts, student presentations and group discussion of reading and writing undertaken in preparation for sessions, both online and face-to-face; collaborative activities in face-to-face and online contexts. All modules are assessed by written assignments.

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working as educators, university learning technologists, government education researchers and PhD students.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-International School Teacher (Head of ICT), Rainbow International School Uganda
-Research Officer, Institute of Education
-Secondary School Teacher, Notting Hill & Ealing High School
-Education Consultant, CfBT
-Lecturer / Instructional Designer, National University of Kaohsiung and studying MA Education and Technology, Institute of Education, University of London (IOE)

Employability
The Education and Technology MA is highly regarded within education and industry. Graduates from our programme have gone on to develop their careers in the education sector as senior teachers, learning technologists, education researchers, and to undertake PhD research.

Why study this degree at UCL?

This programme is run by UCL's Knowledge Lab (UCLKL) where social scientists engage in research on the future of learning with digital technologies in a wide range of educational settings. This brings together social scientists from a range of fields including education, sociology, and semiotics who explore design, development and evaluation across a broad range of digital media. The research is interdisciplinary in nature, with collaborations involving, for example, computer scientists, designers, and subject specialist educators.

This programme offers a number of opportunities for networking across different sectors in educational contexts: the Knowledge Lab runs regular seminars and talks from external academic visitors, which students are encouraged to attend, and are broadcast on Moodle for distance learners, providing networking opportunities with academics; several projects within the lab are in collaboration with tech companies, providing potential opportunities to link with industry; and the programme attracts students from across the world providing international networking links across different educational sectors.

The MA attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities, providing scope for broad intellectual discussion and debate, and opportunities for multidisciplinary working, and global networking.

Visit the Education and Technology - MA page on the University College London website for more details!

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