Programme content and structure
The programme consists of one core course and a series of options.
- If you complete 60 credits successfully you can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate.
- On successful completion of 120 credits, you can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma, or choose to proceed to the MSc.
- For progression to MSc (180 credits) you must complete the ‘Research methods’ course as one of your options before embarking on the Dissertation. Normally this course is taken last, immediately before beginning the dissertation.
In all cases, you must take the core course, ‘An introduction to digital environments for learning’, first. A selection of the optional courses will be offered each semester. Each course runs over one semester – approximately 12 weeks (details of semester times are available). For more detail on course content, see the following links.
The course delivery timetable is at the bottom of this page, and can also be accessed at http://edin.ac/14uEdRR
- An introduction to digital environments for learning EDUA11222 (the first course on the programme, required for all programme participants, 40 credits)
- Research Methods (MSc in Digital Education) REDU11063 (required for the MSc, 20 credits). Research Methods is normally taken as the last taught course before the dissertation.
- Dissertation (MSc in Digital Education) REDU11064 (required for the MSc, 60 credits)
Option courses (20 credits each)
- Assessment, learning and digital education EDUA11319
- Course design for digital environments EDUA11323
- Digital education in global context EDUA11320
- Digital education: strategy & policy EDUA11321
- Digital futures for learning EDUA11214
- Education and digital culture EDUA11322
- Information literacies for online learning EDUA11152 (currently being reviewed)
- Introduction to digital game-based learning EDUA11153
- Learning analytics: process and theory EDUA11339
- The digital student experience EDUA11295
- Understanding learning in the online environment EDUA11145
- Wider themes in Digital Education (new course) EDUA11145
Course delivery timetable
Current course delivery timetable. Please note that the timetable beyond the 2016/17 academic year is provisional and subject to change.