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.
See the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/education-technology-ma
- Application dates
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international
This programme will enhance a student’s theoretical insights into, 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)
Research Methods (online/mixed)
Students choose two optional modules from across the UCL Institute of Education's Master's-level offering. The following are examples:
Learning and Teaching with Technologies
Technology and Education Beyond the Classroom
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; collaborative activities in face-to-face and online contexts. All modules are assessed by written assignments.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships
Graduates of this programme are currently working as university learning technologists, government education researchers and PhD students.
Top career destinations for this degree:
- Secondary School Teacher, Mossbourne Community Academy (2011)
- ICT Teacher, St. Angela's Ursuline School (2012)
- Leader for KS3 Science, The Oxford Academy (2012)
- Academic E-learning Developer, Kingston University (2012)
- Manager, British Council (2013)
The Education and Technology MA is highly regarded within education and industry. Graduates from our programme have gone on to develop their careers int he education sector: as learning technologists in instructional design; as technology support specialists and designers; government education researchers, and undertake PhD research.
Why study this degree at UCL?
This programme is run by UCL's London Knowledge Lab (LKL) where social scientists engage in research on the future of learning with digital technologies in a wide range of educational settings. Commonly the research is interdisciplinary in nature, with collaborations involving, for example, computer scientists, designers, and subject specialist educators.
The London Knowledge Lab conducts research that involves design, development and evaluation across a broad range of media, systems and environments, and brings together social scientists from the areas of education, sociology, culture and media, semiotics, computational intelligence, information management, personalisation, semantic web and ubiquitous technologies.
The MA attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities, providing scope for broad intellectual discussion and debate, and opportunities for multi-disciplinary working, and global networking.
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply?
This programme attracts a wide range of teachers and lecturers, software developers and technicians, NGO workers, education managers and administrators, local authority advisors, librarians and information resource managers. It is suited to those in employment seeking continuing professional development, as well as those aiming for a research degree and academic career.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Education and Technology at graduate level
- why you want to study Education and Technology at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
For more information see the Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply
Applicants should normally have a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and relevant experience in technology and/or education.