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University of Leeds: Digital Education

Institution University of Leeds
Department School of Education View department profile
Telephone 0113 343 4602
Study type Taught


The Masters in Digital Education is a two-year online distance learning programme that will equip you with the skills you need to further your career in the field of digital education.

If you’re a learning technologist, education professional or teacher looking to enhance your knowledge of digital education and broaden your career opportunities then this qualification is for you. This online Masters degree will help you grasp the theories underpinning digital education, learn to use and evaluate the latest learning technologies, and look towards future developments in the field.

Specialist modules such as Digital Education in Practice and Designing Digital Education will help you acquire work-based practical skills, and our excellence in digital education means you will have the opportunity to engage, collaborate and learn in creative ways at a pace that suits you.

You’ll benefit from studying digital education practice whilst being an online learner yourself, and the interactive, collaborative and community-based delivery of this Masters programme will provide opportunities to engage with fellow professionals while harnessing the expertise of our academic staff.

Course content

The modules on this programme provide a strong foundation of knowledge and practical skills in digital education and research methods training. You will learn about different perspectives and current research in the field of digital education. You’ll develop the skills needed to plan, develop, analyse and evaluate digital learning resources and will be able to directly apply your learning in work-based contexts.

Learning and teaching

This comprehensive online distance learning Masters degree in Digital Education will be delivered online via our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. You’ll be supported by our module tutors in online group-based synchronous classroom sessions, joining a learning network of like-minded education professionals from all over the world. We use a flipped learning approach throughout the programme, so you will have access to all learning resources before teaching sessions, and our module tutors will support you to understand, critique, debate and apply your knowledge in problem-based seminar style sessions.

Introducing Minerva

Social learning is at the heart of your learning experience, with interactive and collaborative activities embedded into every module of this programme. It’s what brings your online learning experience to life through:

• multimodal learning resources provided in advance of synchronous teaching sessions • interactive surveys, tests, polls and exercises • weekly live tutorials with classmates and academics • group projects and discussion forums • individual access to a wide range of reading and study resources • flexible study sessions to allow you to join at times that suit you

Minerva can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and is mobile friendly, so you can study on the go around your existing work and life commitments.

You can also benefit from downloadable PDFs of course content for offline reading when required.


University of Leeds
School of Education

Why study Education at Leeds?
The School of Education is home to a close international community of staff and students, all of whom are seeking to make an impact through education. Our diverse range of high quality programmes are informed by cutting-edge research, relevant to professional contexts in the UK and beyond.

The University of Leeds is ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020), and is ranked top 50 in the world (and top 10 in the UK) for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

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