The MSc Digital Education programme consists of three core courses and a range of options. You can choose to complete the whole MSc or exit with a Postgraduate Certificate (two courses) or Postgraduate Diploma (five courses). View the timetable for course delivery here.

Please note that the option courses outlined below are an indication only. Option courses are reviewed regularly and options are updated each year to reflect the research expertise of the current teaching team.

Core courses


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Design and complete a programme of independent research in an area which is relevant to your own professional and academic interests, supported by your personal supervisor.

Research methods

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Develop your knowledge and understanding of approaches to research in digital education, and plan your dissertation research project.

Option courses

Critical Data and Education

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Engage with a range of critical perspectives on the increasing use of data and data-driven technologies in educational governance and practice.

Education and Digital Culture

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Understand the emergence of digital culture, looking at how it interfaces with learning cultures, popular culture, and ideas of virtual community.