University of Bristol

Degree level: Postgraduate

Education (Learning, Technology and Society) (Taught)

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Course summary

Our increasingly digital society creates a wide range of challenges and opportunities for educators and those who participate in and support learning around the world. Digital technologies (such as digital games, mobile devices, digital learning platforms, artificial intelligence, robots, social media, big data, and virtual or tangible technologies) are increasingly becoming embedded in our societies and being used in both educational settings and our everyday lives and learning. The Learning, Technology and Society pathway is designed for those who wish to take a critical perspective on the use of technology in diverse educational settings. Throughout this pathway we explore sociotechnical changes: how education and digital technologies are intertwined. It is suitable for people with a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences, including teachers and lecturers, creative technologists, education policymakers and researchers, and those who support informal learning in settings such as museums and public spaces. The pathway will provide you with a firm foundation for developing your career in teaching and facilitating learning in formal and informal settings, education leadership, and research or learning technology. You will develop an in-depth understanding of sociotechnical change and a critical perspective on if and how digital technologies can shape and support learning in a wide variety of settings. In addition, the pathway will prepare you to undertake further research in this rapidly developing field. This pathway is taught in an international centre of excellence in teaching, research and educational technology. The tutors on the programme are world-class academics with excellent research records in the field of education, technology and society.

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/msc-education-learning-technology-society.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in any discipline. For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies. We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following: - evidence of significant (minimum of 1 year) relevant work experience in roles related to uses of technology for learning/education, education and technology policy , developing technology for education purposes, non-profit research, teachers. - a relevant postgraduate qualification. If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1
Channel Islands £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Education (Learning, Technology and Society) at University of Bristol - UCAS