Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

MA Technology, Education and Learning

This full-time online programme allows you to learn more about the links between digital technologies and education, and how technology can support learning in different settings.

Aimed at people currently using digital technology in education, such as teachers, trainers, educational support staff, librarians, management staff and software developers, the programme focuses on theoretical, professional and practical applications of digital technology. You’ll have the chance to explore topics like microworlds and constructivism, collaborative learning, tutoring systems and more, as well as analysing research and development in the field of technology-enhanced learning.

You’ll gain practical experience of e-learning while you study using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where you’ll meet and discuss your research with people working around the world even while you’re based in Leeds.

Additional Information

Please be aware that this is not an IT skills training course, and we will expect you to have basic IT skills such as word processing, email and using the internet before you start the programme.

This programme is also available to study part-time by distance learning - see Technology, Education and Learning (Distance Learning) MA.

From the beginning of the programme you’ll take core modules that lay the foundations of the programme, considering the relationships between learning theories and digital technologies and how software applications can be used for modelling, role play, tutoring systems and other purposes. You’ll also think about key issues and debates in digital learning and digital technology as a whole, both in the classroom and in society as a whole.

You’ll then develop specialist knowledge when you select from optional modules in the following semester – you could focus on digital learning environments, language learning through technology and more. To broaden your approach, you could even choose one optional module from across the School of Education on topics from educational research to developmental disorders.

Throughout the year, you’ll also work on your critical study – a major piece of independent research which allows you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained. You’ll work closely with your academic supervisor, who will guide you through your research.

For more information on typical modules, read Technology, Education and Learning MA in programme catalogue

Learning and teaching

To give you hands-on experience of online learning, most of the content is taught online: you’ll be provided with online ‘lectures’ in written and audio formats with additional reading material and activities, and you’ll discuss your reading online with other students in our forum. You’ll also have online seminars, with a choice of times to accommodate people living in different timezones. However, this is a Leeds-based programme and optional modules may involve seminars and tutorials on campus.


You’ll be assessed using a range of methods to help you develop different skills. These will include your contribution to online discussions as well as essays, projects and project reports, presentations and reflective logs to allow you to evaluate your own learning and practice.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) and at least 2 years' relevant postgraduate professional experience.

You'll also need to have basic ICT skills - including email, word processing and the internet - and be able to use computers routinely in your academic work. You should be able to demonstrate independent facility in using ICT with appropriate technical support.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Education Postgraduate Admissions Team.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

  • don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
  • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Education (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Education (10 weeks).

How to apply

Application deadlines
We usually advise that you apply before the end of July where possible to allow plenty of time for the application process. If you’re applying for any funding, you should also think about submitting your application at least a month before the deadline.


This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Documents and information you'll need

  • A personal statement
  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript of your results, or a partial one if you’re still studying
  • Evidence of your English language qualifications if English is not your first language.
  • Two references
  • A personal statement of 1,500-2,000 words, explaining your aims in applying for the course and how it will benefit you in your professional context. This can also help us to identify your needs in academic reading and writing and gauge your ICT skills.

During the application process, you'll be engaged in online interactions using email and webcams where appropriate to ensure you're a reliable and regular user.

Admissions policy

School of Education Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy


UK/EU: £6,000

International: £15,000

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students read Masters fees.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.

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