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Education - Learning, Technology and Society MSc

Course Description

Socio-technical changes create a wide range of challenges and opportunities for educators and those who support learning around the world. New digital technologies (such as credit-card sized computers, digital games, mobile devices, robots, social media, tangible technologies) are becoming embedded in our societies and being used for a wide range of purposes in educational settings.

The pathway is designed for those who wish to take a critical perspective on the use of technology to support teaching and learning. It is suitable for people with a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences, including teachers and lecturers, creative technologists, and those who support informal learning settings such as museums and public spaces.

As you look to develop your career as a leader of learning, this MSc will provide you with an in-depth understanding of socio-technical change and the uses of digital technologies to support educational initiatives in diverse contexts and settings. It will also prepare you for further research in this rapidly developing field.

This pathway is taught in an international centre of excellence in teaching, research and educational technology. The tutors on the course are world-class academics with excellent research records in the field of education, technology and society.

Programme structure

Core units
-Introduction to Educational Inquiry
-Designing Technologies for Learning
-Learning, Technology and Society
-Teaching and Learning with Technology

Optional units
-Students studying this programme will be able to take optional units from across the school.

-You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.


We offer the academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges that you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:
-Equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field.
-Visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative.
-High ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice.
-Highly employable throughout the world.
-Adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community.

Visit the Education - Learning, Technology and Society MSc page on the University of Bristol website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Liliana Quintanar

5279.jpg There were different reasons I decided to do my studies in Bristol. First, this is in the top 100 universities in the world ranking in England. After, in Education field this is one of the best universities over the world. Then, the city is located in the southwest which means the weather is better than those universities located in the north. Finally, the flexibility of programme inspired to finally choose the Bristol University as my next school to do my master.

Bristol is a prestigious university ranked in the top 100 universities over the world with a very friendly staff and tutors which welcome you when you are initiating your studies helping you step by step to be familiar within the university atmosphere. I think the tutors of each pathway are recognisable in what they do since all of them are doctors who have demonstrated high quality in teaching by different publications and work they have done throughout their career.

The summer especially is one of the best times in Bristol as there are a lot of cultural activities to do which allow you to know more about the British culture and at the same time the opportunity to meet new people. I have been so comfortable with the safe life-style of daily living The respect shown amongst people for each other has been an incredible feature to let me feel comfortable and secure in this city.

I am definitely planning to continue on to do a PhD and am convinced that the knowledge I have gained during my time at Bristol will allow me to apply new changes to improve the field of education in Mexico in diverse aspects.


Entry Requirements

A UK undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) and some appropriate professional experience, which could be voluntary or paid employment.

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