Build a brighter future in digital education
Adopt diverse skills in design, technology, social science, data science and more to excel as an innovative learning designer across multiple industries with the Online PGCert Design for Learning Environments from the University of Birmingham.
As one of the largest providers of distance and blended learning in the UK, you’ll learn how to educate others from experts in education whilst interacting with a rich culture of predominantly international students. If you’re not quite ready for this programme, try one module at a time with our online short courses option, where credits count toward this certificate.
This year has challenged organisations to think differently about education and professional development, and to design learning interventions in new, innovative and pragmatic ways.
As such, students on this Design for Learning Environments programme from University of Birmingham online will be exposed to ways of thinking and design which embrace such pragmatism and innovation.
The course incorporates design, technology, education, social sciences, data science and digital development to provide you with a rich diversity of perspectives. You will work with academics, active practitioners and designers of learning environments from the fields of education, computer science, theoretical physics and engineering - each bringing their own unique disciplinary perspectives to instructional design.
Shape your own learning experience
By exposing you to different disciplines and perspectives, the Design for Learning Environment PGCert shapes your own learning experience. You will be encouraged to collaborate with fellow students, academics and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to create a portfolio of assessed work, including instructional design exercises, digital development and data analysis.
If you would like to study module by module, we also offer Design for Learning Environments short courses. These courses provide the same experience as the PGCert, but are divided into individual, 8-week modules, each worth 10 credits. So, you can flexibly ‘stack’ each module to achieve the full PGCert over a longer period of time.
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The Online PGCert Design for Learning Environments is a 60-credit programme which takes one year to complete. There are six 10-credit modules, each module lasting 8 weeks in total.
- Design and design thinking
- Developing digital artefacts for learning
- Applied data science for learning environments
- Perspectives on learning
- Sociotechnical learning environments
- Communicating design stories
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesEducation Design Data Science & Big Data View 233 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
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To be eligible to apply for the Online PGCert Design for Learning Environments, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or equivalent from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
If you do not meet the academic entry criteria, we will accept applications with a second-class degree or equivalent qualification from a UK university or recognised institution with evidence of at least 2 years of relevant work experience in design, computing, or education.
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International4000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.