This programme is concerned with the creation of interactive and engaging computer-based learning. Its purpose is to give students the skills to specify, design, implement, justify, document and evaluate an effective, interactive multimedia solution to a given problem in the context of teaching and learning.
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in any discipline. Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree may be offered a place on the associated PG Diploma pathway with progression to the MSc on successful completion of the taught modules.
Applicants do not need a background in teaching or computers to be successful on this programme but are expected to be comfortable working with computers and to be willing to learn how to use programs such as Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver to organise content, create and apply multimedia to teaching and learning.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
*Taken within the last 2 yrs.
Please see http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs for more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals.
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Full-time students take two taught modules per semester and work on their project and dissertation over the summer to complete in one calendar year (ie a student who registers in September 2012 should graduate in December 2013). Part-time students take on
This MSc programme consists of four taught modules and a major project and dissertation double-module.
The taught programme is based on interactive classes, learning activities, discussion and practical work. It is designed to help students develop an understanding of current theories of learning and to provide the practical skills necessary to create effective multimedia teaching materials.
Regular tasks to be completed in students' time are used to reinforce and extend the material covered in class. Course materials are provided online and practical sessions are supported by demonstrators and tutors.
The four taught modules are:
Teaching with Technology
Web of Learning
Assessment for each module is based on assignments and exercises and there are no formal written examinations. There is a compulsory written dissertation associated with a major final project.
We expect our students to seek careers closely related to multimedia systems development. Previous graduates have used these pathways for professional development, to update their teaching and multimedia skills, to enter teacher training and to change career.
content last updated 05.10.12