Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme provides the technical and pedagogical knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating learning technologies from the perspective of state'of'the'art artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science techniques, learning theory, and teaching practice, and develops a sound foundation for entry to a career in learning technologies or to a research degree in the subject. If you are interested in further research, we offer an MPhil/PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck, and an MPhil/PhD in Learning with Digital Technologies is offered at the Institute of Education.

Course Modules

There are 2 routes through the programme: Route A is appropriate for those without significant prior experience of computingp; route B is for those with significant prior experience of computing, including using an object'oriented programming language. You complete the taught element of the programme by choosing from a range of specialist option modules. Additionally, you undertake an individual project comprising the design and development of a substantial software system targeted at a specific learning setting. Specialist modules include: Intelligent technologies; internet and web technologies; learning and teaching with technologies; mobile and ubiquitous computing; object'oriented design and programming; pedagogy, adaptivity and technology; programming in Java; research methods in learning technologies; semantic web.

Course Additional Entry

A Bachelor's or postgraduate degree in computing or in another scientific, mathematical or engineering subject, provided that a significant part of the degree included object'oriented programming and the fundamentals of computing; or equivalent professional experience. Graduates in other subjects are also welcome to apply; such applicants may be required to demonstrate aptitude for programming prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees