Just launched: MSc Digital Education


05th Jul 2023


We’re delighted to announce the launch of our latest postgraduate course, MSc Digital Education.

If you’re looking to further strengthen your knowledge of learning in the digital age, then the MSc Digital Education is the perfect starting point. Build on the fundamentals of technology and education, and equip yourself with the latest tools to transform teaching and learning.  


Study the future of education 

The course exhibits several teaching philosophies and theories while introducing you to the future of digital learning. You’ll explore cutting-edge areas of technology within teaching, including emerging AI and intelligent tutoring systems processing. Other practical study areas include: 

  • delivering effective teaching and learning 
  • the role of research and academic literature in developing practice 
  • digital futures: artificial intelligence and education 
  • philosophy of education and theories of teaching and learning 


Study 100% online and around your commitments 

Our MSc Digital Education course is delivered 100% online and part-time. That means you’ll have the option to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or in the evenings. You’ll study via our virtual learning environment (VLE) and be able to access your study materials 24/7. Here you’ll also find discussion forums to engage with other students, multimedia lecturecasts, a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals, and much more! To guarantee you receive a high level of tutor support, class sizes are capped at 20 students. 


Gain a degree from a top UK university 

As the UK’s most experienced provider of 100% online higher education courses, the University of Essex Online combines gold-standard teaching with the latest technology to give you a first-class education from anywhere in the world. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a certificate from the University of Essex, ranked in the top 40 UK universities (Complete University Guide 2024). Discover inspirational stories from our students and graduates and see where a qualification could take you. 


Broaden your career opportunities  

The MSc Digital Education supports your career development, enabling you to move up in your existing career path or transition into other areas of education. Graduates enjoy a vast array of opportunities within the education sector due to their competitive edge in digital technology. Career opportunities could involve research positions, working on the implementation of modern technologies within education, or even pursuing education adviser roles.  


Looking for a shorter course? 

The indicative study duration of our 100% online MSc Digital Education course is two years. If you’re looking for a slightly shorter course, we’ve launched the PG Dip Digital Education with a study time of 16 months and the PG Cert Digital Education, which takes eight months to complete. Both are valued professional qualifications and can be used as a steppingstone towards pursuing the full Masters degree. 


Your eligibility for the MSc Digital Education 

We want to make education accessible to everyone, which is why we offer a couple of different entry routes. You’ll also need to pass your first assignment set within the two-week induction period of the course to continue with your studies, as well as meeting our minimum English language requirements, which is equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5.  

To meet the academic entry route for our MSc Digital Education, you’ll need an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree; or a relevant professional qualification. For the work experience route, you’ll be required to have at least two years’ teaching experience in an educational setting. 


Your future in digital education starts today 

The first intake for this course is September 2023 and we’re already accepting applications – all you need to do is submit an online application! If you’d like to find out more before applying, we recommend downloading our prospectus. Our friendly Admissions team will then be in touch to answer any questions you may have.