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Computing for Educators (MSc)

Course Description

With a focus on new technology, this work-based course will give you the skills to deliver innovative and inspiring teaching and training.

This part time Masters course focuses on equipping educators with new technology skillsets to help you to deliver innovative curricula for today’s aspiring students.

This part-time work-based degree aims to deliver maximum impact for you, your organisation and your students. Attendance is no more than one day a month (sometimes split over two half days).

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Computing-for-Educators-Postgraduate-PartTime

What you'll learn

The majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. Content and assessment are tailored to meet your learning needs. Our course exploits close contact with colleges and schools and experience in delivering blended and online educational programmes.

What you study:
- you'll learn, apply and evaluate up-to-date educational technology in your workplace
- complete assessments based on your normal work activities, with minimal attendance on campus
- study a balanced and tailored blend of educational and technology subjects to build on existing expertise and meet the needs of your organisation
- receive online support throughout your course, with access to online tutors

Three 20-credit option modules, also delivered flexibly, will allow you to choose from technical and education-related modules and build a customised course that meets your needs.

On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you'll write a flexible work-based dissertation to gain your Masters Degree. The dissertation will develop your capability for independent research and apply your studies to an educational project which relates to your organisation.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


This work-based courses develop your promotion prospects whether you're a:

- lecturer wanting to update your technical skills and make a greater contribution to your college’s provision
- school teacher seeking to deliver the new Curriculum for Excellence
- educational professional who wants to learn about new delivery mechanisms for your courses
- learning technologist who wants to develop their career in education

School of Computing

The world of computing offers many different and rewarding career paths for specialists with the appropriate skills. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, our wide range of innovative courses is designed to meet industry needs.

Our courses are very practical and give you the necessary skills to join dynamic, hard working IT teams.

At Masters level, you can study anything from one module right up to a full MSc, full or part time. Modules include technologies such as .NET, Cisco, UML, SAP, Java, PHP, Ajax, all studied at Masters level. Choose to study full or part time.

There are also Executive Masters degrees available, including MSc Strategic ICT Leadership, MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, MSc Project and Programme Management and MSc Sound Design, where the majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. And the GCHQ accredited MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics can even be studied via distance learning.

The School of Computing is a member of a number of software alliance schemes which allows us to offer students of the school a large range of free software. Membership currently includes the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSAA), the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP) and the iPhone Developer University Program. We are one of only two NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centres in Scotland, a Cisco Academy Support Centre and an Encase Partner. Students benefit through access to the latest hardware, software and expertise.

Visit the Computing for Educators (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in IT, Business, or Computing and 2 years relevant computing teaching experience in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient and relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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