Digital Education (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

Master Online
72 months
685 GBP/module
685 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Learning, teaching and training are profoundly affected by the challenges of the digital age. Whether you are a teacher, lecturer, trainer, librarian, researcher, manager or learning technologist, the Digital Education (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh will give you the practical teaching skills and critical insight you need in this fast-moving and diverse field.


The Digital Education (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is delivered fully online and is designed as a part-time programme, with the majority of participants studying over a period of 3-4 years.

The programme is distinctive for its innovative design, its breadth of scope, the high level of support provided to students and its basis in the research activity of the Centre for Research in Digital Education.

Career opportunities

The skills and knowledge this programme provides will enable you to expand your existing career in education into the fast-moving and richly diverse field of digital education. 

The research skills you gain in the MSc programme will equip you for further study and possibly an academic career if you choose. 

You will also graduate with a toolkit of transferable skills, such as communication and project management, that can be applied to any career.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses:

  • An Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning (compulsory for all students)
  • Research Methods (compulsory for those studying for the MSc)

Option courses may include:

  • Digital Futures for Learning
  • Education and Digital Culture
  • Digital Education: Strategy & Policy
  • Digital Education in Global Context
  • Course Design for Digital Environments
  • Introduction to Digital Game-Based Learning
  • Assessment, Learning and Digital Education
  • Understanding Learning in the Online Environment
  • Learning Analytics: Process and Theory
  • Wider Themes in Digital Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 




  • No Attendance

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. You should demonstrate a professional interest in the programme.
  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant employment or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    685 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 685 GBP per module and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    685 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 685 GBP per module and a duration of 72 months.
  • MSc PT intermittent: 10 credits £685; 20 credits £1,370; 40 cr £2,735; 60 cr £4,100
  • PgDip, PgCert PT intermittent: 10 credits £685; 20 cr £1,370; 40 cr £2,735


  • Online Learning Scholarships

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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