M.Sc. On Campus

Educational Assistive Technology

University of Dundee

12 months
24100 GBP/year
9600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn how to implement and support the use of technology to enhance the learning experience of individuals facing barriers to their education due to a disability through this MSc Educational Assistive Technology from University of Dundee.


This MSc Educational Assistive Technology from University of Dundee has been developed to address a global need for the professionalisation of the ‘Assistive Technologist’ role within all levels of education provision.

Assistive Technology (AT) supports students with a broad range of learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These range from high incidence, lower impact disabilities (for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia) through to low incidence, higher impact disabilities (for example, cerebral palsy, autism). 

You will qualify as an Educational Assistive Technologist (EduAT). You will learn about:

  • the role tasks and responsibilities of the Educational Assistive Technologist 
  • Assistive Technology (AT) solutions
  • assessment for AT
  • AT in educational programmes
  • specialist and mainstream AT solutions 
  • AT partner relationships
  • models of disability
  • therapeutic considerations of disability and the learning environment 
  • teaching practice

This course is primarily for teachers, therapists and technologists who are seeking to develop and enhance their ability to support learners who require AT. It will equip you with the skills, knowledge and working methodology needed to practise as an educational assistive technologist.

We have an international reputation for accessibility and the development of digital assistive technology. You will interact with expert users of AT within our unique User Centre. We also have links with learning environments across the UK and will help you to find suitable situations for practical work. 


As an Educational Assistive Technologist, you will have career opportunities in:

  • independent specialist colleges
  • special schools
  • general further education colleges
  • higher education organisations
  • third sector organisations
  • social care organisations

This course will enhance your career prospects as:

  • a qualified teacher, teaching assistant or therapist working with disabled learners in school and tertiary education.
  • a social care professional supporting the life-long learning opportunities of disabled adults.
  • a technologist, working in an educational environment as an Educational Assistive Technologist.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • AT partner relationships
  • Assessment for AT
  • Specialist and mainstream AT
  • The educational assistive technologist
  • AT in educational programmes
  • Innovation in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours degree at 2:1 or above in computing, education or a therapeutic subject OR an equivalent qualification (e.g. postgraduate certificate/ diploma of education) OR experience in assistive technology and special education.
  • You will need to have Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) member status or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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