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Blended and Online Education (MSc)

Course Description

Aimed at education professionals, this flexible course develops your knowledge and skills in blended and online teaching, boosting your career prospects in diverse learning environments.

If you are working in University, College or have a education role, this course will enhance your blended and online teaching and learning skills, meeting your individual developmental and professional needs and allowing you to explore current and emerging issues in education.

This is an online distance learning course meaning you can study at a pace and place that suits you.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop, implement and evaluate blended and online learning, teaching and assessment approaches, tools and resources within your own work.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc--PgDip--PgCert-Blended-and-Online-Education-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

What you'll learn

The duration of this distance learning course is determined by the exit qualification you study for (PgCert, PgDip or MSc). It is taught part-time and entirely online so you can study independently in your own time. You’ll use a range of online tools and resources and get the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned experts in this field.

The MSc is recognised by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). All three exit awards carry individual professional accreditation from SEDA in Embedding Learning Technologies. In addition, for participants who are working within higher education roles in the UK, the PgCert Blended and Online Education offers a higher education pathway route that leads to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

You’ll develop the core skills, versatility, competence and confidence to teach effectively in online environments. You’ll also gain research, communication and presentation skills to compliment your existing knowledge and experience.

Subjects include:

- Introduction to Blended and Online Education
- Supporting the Blended and Online Student Experience
- Curriculum Design and Development for Blended and Online Learning

- Emerging Digital Technologies in Blended and Online Education
- Educational Research Methods and Practice
- Customised Study in Blended and Online Education

- Research in Blended and Online Education including a digital dissertation

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


Enhanced opportunities for promotion as your improved understanding and skills lead to increased job satisfaction and improved student engagement.

You’ll be better equipped for modern roles in education and prepared to work in diverse online blended environments. You may find work in areas of:
- tertiary and university education
- local and national education projects
- teaching blended and online learning
- industrial training

Visit the Blended and Online Education (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 2:2 or above in any discipline. Due to the nature of this course, applicants will already need to be working in a substantive teaching and learning, course and development, consultancy or other appropriate role within tertiary or professional education. 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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