The modules on this programme provide a strong foundation of knowledge and practical skills in digital education and research methods training. You will learn about different perspectives and current research in the field of digital education. You’ll develop the skills needed to plan, develop, analyse and evaluate digital learning resources and will be able to directly apply your learning in work-based contexts.
There are 4 taught modules each worth 30 credits and an independent research study module worth 60 credits. Each taught module provides a range of interactive learning content in which you will learn to critically engage with learning theories and educational technologies in the context of digital education practice.
You will have access to cutting edge research-informed digital education practice and a team of digital education educators, researchers and practitioners with international reputations.
You will also have access to our Pathways to Success online resource as you commence the programme. This will introduce you to online learning, research-based learning, and the University of Leeds.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Digital Education MA in the course catalogue
Education in a Digital Society
Digital Education in Practice
Researching Digital Education
Designing Digital Education
Dissertation in Digital Education
Learning and teaching
This comprehensive online distance learning Masters degree in Digital Education will be delivered online via our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. You’ll be supported by our module tutors in online group-based synchronous classroom sessions, joining a learning network of like-minded education professionals from all over the world. We use a flipped learning approach throughout the programme, so you will have access to all learning resources before teaching sessions, and our module tutors will support you to understand, critique, debate and apply your knowledge in problem-based seminar style sessions.
Social learning is at the heart of your learning experience, with interactive and collaborative activities embedded into every module of this programme. It’s what brings your online learning experience to life through:
• multimodal learning resources provided in advance of synchronous teaching sessions
• interactive surveys, tests, polls and exercises
• weekly live tutorials with classmates and academics
• group projects and discussion forums
• individual access to a wide range of reading and study resources
• flexible study sessions to allow you to join at times that suit you
Minerva can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and is mobile friendly, so you can study on the go around your existing work and life commitments.
You can also benefit from downloadable PDFs of course content for offline reading when required.
Each module will take a different approach to assessment, enabling you to gain practical experience of presenting information using a range of digital technology tools. For example, you might be asked to present work as a poster, a multi-modal presentation, a website, an audio presentation with quizzes or a video.
For students in countries where distance learning qualifications will be recognised only if some modules include formal written examinations there will be the option, on up to two modules, of sitting a traditional examination instead of coursework assessment, please contact us for more information if required.