E-Learning for Educationalists – MA full-time

Why choose this course?

    Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

    • Take advantage of flexible delivery, including online and classroom delivery, which fits around your professional commitments

    • Develop your expertise in this growing field via specialist e-learning modules

    • Reflect on your own educational specialisms through both theory and practical work

    • Enjoy high levels of personal tuition and close contact with staff due to small group sizes

    • Be inspired by experienced course tutors with track records in education research, theory and practice

    Course overview

    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.

    Award(s) MA
    CodeX967-D
    Mode of attendanceFull-time
    Duration(s)1 year
    Start date(s) 19/09/2016
    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). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.
    Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
    Location(s) University of Bolton:
    Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

    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.

    Course tutors can answer any questions on module choice.

    Careers & professional development

    E-learning is an innovative pedagogical approach which is increasingly used in educational institutions. The advanced study of e-learning is appealing and relevant to those wishing to develop blended approaches to teaching and learning in all sectors.

    A masters course at the University of Bolton will also help you to develop a number of career-enhancing skills in addition to your subject-specific knowledge and understanding. These include interpersonal skills, research skills, oral and written presentation skills, independent working, and time and project management skills.

    On graduation you will automatically become a member of the University’s alumni association, gaining access to a wide range of the University's facilities, including the library, journals and periodicals, as well as professional and employment advice throughout your career.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
    2016/17 £5,400   £5,400
    2017/18   £5,400 £5,400
    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
    2016/17 £11,250   £11,250
    2017/18   £12,000 £12,000
    More International Fee information

    Contact Us

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Dr Maria Rodriguez-Yborra (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903356

    For general information about the university and how to apply please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    How to Apply

    You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

      • Take advantage of flexible delivery, including online and classroom delivery, which fits around your professional commitments

      • Develop your expertise in this growing field via specialist e-learning modules

      • Reflect on your own educational specialisms through both theory and practical work

      • Enjoy high levels of personal tuition and close contact with staff due to small group sizes

      • Be inspired by experienced course tutors with track records in education research, theory and practice

      Course overview

      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.

      Key Information

      Award(s) MA
      CodeX967-D
      Mode of attendanceFull-time
      Duration(s)1 year
      Start date(s) 19/09/2016
      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). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.
      Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
      Location(s) University of Bolton:
      Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

      Course Content

      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.

      Course tutors can answer any questions on module choice.

      Careers

      Careers & professional development

      E-learning is an innovative pedagogical approach which is increasingly used in educational institutions. The advanced study of e-learning is appealing and relevant to those wishing to develop blended approaches to teaching and learning in all sectors.

      A masters course at the University of Bolton will also help you to develop a number of career-enhancing skills in addition to your subject-specific knowledge and understanding. These include interpersonal skills, research skills, oral and written presentation skills, independent working, and time and project management skills.

      On graduation you will automatically become a member of the University’s alumni association, gaining access to a wide range of the University's facilities, including the library, journals and periodicals, as well as professional and employment advice throughout your career.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
      2016/17 £5,400   £5,400
      2017/18   £5,400 £5,400
      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
      2016/17 £11,250   £11,250
      2017/18   £12,000 £12,000
      More International Fee information

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Dr Maria Rodriguez-Yborra (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903356

      For general information about the university and how to apply please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.