MSc Programme Structure

The Masters in Applied eLearning is a part-time taught programme incorporating appropriate elements of pedagogical theory, practice and tailored research activity related to blended or online learning, teaching and assessment. The programme consists of core and optional modules to be completed before the participants complete the MSc Applied eLearning Module, which provides an excellent opportunity for a creative and original exploration of each individual’s eLearning practice. Teaching and Learning Strategies for the programme and the Participant Support Structure have been developed and refined over time.

All programme modules are listed in Table 1 below – please note that details of optional modules for 2017-18 will be confirmed shortly and posted to this website.

You can also download them in a visual form here in the MSc module menu

Table 1: MSc in Applied eLearning
Yr 1 Core Module ECTS Credits
1 Professional Development Module (independent learning, assessment by interview) 15
2 Learning Theories 5
3 Instructional Design and eAuthoring 10
4 Educational Research Design 10
Yr 1 Options  (5 ECTS to be selected. Modules marked with an asterisk may not run every year)
5 Strategic, Project & Change Management in eLearning* 5
6 Creativity and Critical Thinking* 5
7 Supporting Virtual Communities* 5
8 Trends in eLearning* 5
9 Assessment and Feedback* 5
Yr 2 Core ePortfolio maintained across all modules in the programme  15
10 MSc Applied Project and Journal Paper 30

The programme is structured so that it is possible for participants to complete the required number of modules to obtain 60 ECTS within the first academic year of the MSc programme. Exemptions from some modules may be available for applicants who have previously completed a postgraduate certificate or diploma in higher education.

Participants will then be able to complete the MSc Applied eLearning Project module within the second academic year.