MSc Learning Technologies
- This programme provides academic grounding for the profession of
Learning Technologist, and is distinctive in its twin focus on both
the computer science and the learning theory that together underpin
the optimal development of learning technologies.
Although administered by Birkbeck,
it is jointly taught by staff from both Birkbeck and the Institute of
- The programme provides the technical and pedagogical
knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating learning technologies
from the perspective of state-of-the-art AI and computer science
techniques, learning theory, and teaching practice,
so that participants are able to see the pedagogic potential of new digital
technologies and play a leading role in the future development of
innovative software systems to support teaching and learning.
- The London Knowledge Lab is unique in the UK in bringing
together world-class researchers in both education and computer science,
who combine their expertise in delivering this Masters programme.
The MSc in Learning Technologies is targeted towards those:
See Entry requirements.
with a background in computing (or in another scientific, mathematical
or engineering subject provided they are familiar with object-oriented
programming and the fundamentals of computing), who wish to
move into a career in the development of learning
increase their pedagogical and
technical knowledge if they are already working in the learning
technology or education sectors; or
undertake a postgraduate degree possibly with a view to
continuing into an MPhil/PhD subsequently.
without a background in computing, who wish to gain knowledge of both
the computer science and the learning theory that underpin the development
of learning technologies; such applicants may be required to demonstrate
aptitude for programming prior to admission.
- May be taken in one year full-time or two-years part-time - see Attendance.
If you have a question about the MSc Learning Technologies that is not
covered here or on the Birkbeck FAQ , please contact Liam Simmonds.
Apply online Full-time or Part-time or contact MyBirkbeck if you need a printed form. See also Fees