Our teaching is focused on doctoral supervision and online, distance teaching on our MSc in Digital Education. We also teach a MOOC, and work on MOOC developments with external partners.


Postgraduate study


MSc Digital Education

We run a fully online, distance Masters programme the MSc in Digital Education informed by the research emerging from the Centre and many of the researchers who generated it. The programme is distinctive for the innovative and experimental nature, its breadth of scope, the high levels of support provided to students and its basis in the research activity of the team. Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and full Masters routes are available on the programme. Full information about the MSc is available hereLearn more about the types of work that students on the programme produce by exploring our showcase.

Edinburgh Futures Institute

A suite of new interdisciplinary Masters programmes has been created as part of the work of the Edinburgh Futures Institute. Centre colleagues are leading the new MSc in Education Futures, delivered in an innovative fusion mode and aimed at preparing students from across a range of education and learning contexts to think and act critically towards possible futures for knowledge, education and learning. Building on a shared core of data and creative courses, Education Futures course topics include the future of learning organisations, educating for a challenging future, personalisation and surveillance, ethical edtech, resilience, relationality and future work.

Children & Technology

The MSc Children and Technology course provides an introduction to understanding, analysing, and critically evaluating the role of technology for children in the Early Years and up until the end of Primary school age (0-11 years) in home, school and other contexts. The course will cover the role of technology in children’s everyday lives and the more explicit use of technology to enhance learning, including children learning to be creators, as well as critical consumers, of technology. MSc Education course descriptions



We welcome enquiries from potential PhD students who wish to conduct work aligning with the research themes of the Centre and its members. If you have a specific proposal to discuss, please contact the most appropriate academic member of the Centre direct. For general enquiries about doctoral study with us, please contact DEresearch@ed.ac.uk.


Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Our own MOOC was the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC, and we have collaborated on several others including the Warhol MOOC run from ECA, and the Photography: a Victorian Sensation MOOC run in partnership with the National Museums of Scotland.