MA in E-Learning for Educationalists

University of Bolton

Program Description

MA in E-Learning for Educationalists

University of Bolton

E-Learning for Educationalists – MA

E-learning has changed the face of education, training and vocational learning forever.

E-learning practitioners can be involved in all aspects of education; for instance, vocational learning, information technology, inclusive education, management, research and planning. The MA in E-Learning for Educationalists is a specialist award for experienced educationalists. There are two specialist modules – ICT in Education and Computer-supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring – and the course offers a range of optional modules. This means you can tailor your MA course according to your career and circumstances.

The MA E-Learning for Educationalists is a named award within the MEd Professional Development scheme. In the first instance applicants should apply for the MEd Professional Development.

About the course

Masters awards in education are designed to meet the professional development needs of experienced educationalists with varied backgrounds and who work in diverse contexts. This course offers flexibility, and assignments draw upon the realities and experience of your working environment.

All advanced education courses at the University if Bolton focus on clear principles: learners and learning, professional practice in education and training, and quality and excellence in professional development. At all times the course is relevant and focused, preparing you for additional responsibilities in your career.

Special features

  • This course is designed to address the professional development needs of experienced education practitioners. The pathways and modules are flexible. You can decide which route and which modules suit you. This course takes a blended learning approach through research, online, tutorials, projects, essays and presentations.
  • We understand that studying for a masters degree takes commitment and an investment of time, money and effort. The University of Bolton offers dedicated, one-to-one tutor support and small group learning to support you in your postgraduate studies.
  • The University of Bolton has a long-standing and excellent reputation for the teaching of education courses, and professional development in particular. You will be taught by experienced educational professionals and have one-to-one tutor support throughout your course.
  • As well as excellent teaching facilities and a supportive atmosphere the University of Bolton has excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi for all students.

What you will learn

This course allows rigorous academic investigation into education, particularly methods of e-learning in education. You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice. You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary for you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully.

What you will study

To obtain an MA E-Learning for Educationalists you are required to achieve 180 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma in E-Learning for Educationalists is an exit award and worth 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate in E-Learning for Educationalists is also an exit award and worth 60 credits.

You can choose from a range of modules. To obtain an MA E-Learning for Educationalists you will undertake three core modules, three option modules and a dissertation.

There are core modules, optional modules (including the specialist modules) and a dissertation. For full details of the specialist modules please visit our 'specialist modules' web page under the 'related links' section.

Core modules (60 credits)

Research Awareness and Support Skills (20 credits) or where more appropriate Research Methods - Field Studies (20 credits); Organisational Management (20 credits); Curriculum Studies (20 credits).

Option modules (60 credits)

You will choose three including the specialist modules.

You must study the e-learning for educationalists module pair:

  • ICT in Education (20 credits);
  • Computer-supported Collaborative Leaning and E-tutoring (20 credits).

You should also choose one module from the following:

  • Work-Based Module B Developments (20 credits);
  • Work-Based Module B Case Study (20 credits);
  • Research Methods - Field Studies (20 credits);
  • Vocational Education and Development (20 credits);
  • The Concept and Implementation of Design and Technology (20 credits);
  • Competency-based Training in Vocational Education (20 credits);
  • Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education (20 credits);
  • Information Technology - the Impact on Technical Education (20 credits);
  • The Struggle for Inclusive Education (20 credits);
  • Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context (20 credits);
  • Human Resource Management (20 credits);
  • Marketing (20 credits).

Dissertation (60 credits)

You must undertake a dissertation in a subject consistent with e-learning for educationalists.

Entry requirements

Normally, you should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree and a PGCE (or equivalent).

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2018
1 - 5 years
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5,400 GBP
United Kingdom - Bolton, England
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