Master's Degree Programme in Digital Literacy Education

Tampere Universities

Program Description

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Literacy Education

Tampere Universities

Develop expertise in mediated learning environments

Competence in reading and writing for media and creating suitable learning environments.

The programme focuses on developing expertise in the new discipline of digital literacy education. The discipline is formed by linking media literacy to information and communication technology in learning, media use, and critical thinking in media-saturated societies. The programme develops the students’ expertise in tutoring and develops the conceptual awareness and practical skills needed for competence in reading and writing media and creating suitable learning environments.

The programme and research on digital literacy education support the current research priorities of communication sciences, particularly from the perspectives of audiencing and priorities. Education sciences as a collaboration partner contribute to the programme by providing the perspective of pedagogies in mediated learning environments. The programme will facilitate maturity in the cognitive skills needed to understand and evaluate media and its contents as well as cultural practices, which enables media users to be more than consumers since they can actively do mediation for themselves (i.e. as prosumers).

A master’s degree in digital literacy education is pertinent to various contexts, for example, schools, media organisations and public administration. In the school environment, graduates may be involved in the development of curricula across all levels. Educators in preschool organisations and youth counselling need skills to reflect on media with children.


Study objectives

After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Literacy Education you will:

  • be an expert in digital literacies and media education
  • be able to conduct research projects at professional standards in the field
  • have developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of respective and integrated attributes of media and education in theory and in practice
  • be able to participate and lead members of team structures
  • be able to understand and reflect media, cultures and technologies such as ICT in learning environments
  • be able to manage (develop, implement, lead) digital literacy education in organisations
  • be able to think critically to develop fresh insight and build knowledge
  • be able to respect the crucial importance of professional media ethics in the face of many and often significant pressures to engage in questionable practices


Study contents

The focus of the programme is on developing expertise in the new discipline of digital literacy education. The discipline is formed by linking of digital literacy to information and communication technology in learning and pedagogy, media use and critical thinking in media-saturated societies. The programme develops students’ expertise in tutoring, development of conceptual awareness and practical skills, which are necessary for competence in reading and writing for media, and creating suitable learning environments. The programme and research on digital literacy education support current research priorities of communication sciences, particularly from the perspectives of audiencing and priorities. Education sciences as a collaboration partner contribute the perspective of pedagogies in mediated learning environments to the programme.

The programme will facilitate maturity in the cognitive skills needed to understand and evaluate media and their contents, as well as cultural practice – enabling media users to be more than consumers by actively doing mediation for themselves (i.e. as ‘prosumers’). The programme broadly benefits from current media and educational studies, especially digital literacies, education, intercultural education, and studies on learning environments and information technologies in education, such as human interaction and technology.


Career opportunities

The Master's Programme in Digital Literacy Education is pertinent to various contexts, for example, schools, media organisations and public administration. In the school environment, graduates can be involved in the development of education curricula across all levels. Educators in pre-school organisations and youth counselling need skills to reflect on media with children.


Postgraduate study opportunities

The programme offers qualifications to apply for doctoral studies in social sciences, media studies, and educational sciences, for example in the Doctoral Programme of Communication, Media and Theatre, or Doctoral Programme of Education and Society at Tampere University.


Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee for the programme is 10,000 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students.

You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. a citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.


Scholarships

Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English. A substantial number of scholarships will be available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

When filling in your application form for a Master’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
10,000 EUR
per academic year for non-EU/EEA students.
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Deadline
Locations
Finland - Tampere
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Aug. 2019
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