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Education and Technology *

Please note that we are no longer offering this course to new applicants

About this course

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Education and Childhood
Three years
Programme leader:
Dr Nigel Newbutt
Key fact:
The first of its kind in the UK, BA(Hons) Education and Technology offers an exciting and immersive way to study and develop technology for teaching and learning.

Page last updated 5 July 2018


Why study education and technology?

In today's digital world, technology is an important part of how we learn.

From augmented reality, games and apps, to online collaborative forums, technology gives us more targeted and more compelling ways to reach learners and enhance their understanding and experience.

Graduates with the skills and up-to-date knowledge of this fast evolving field will be sought after by employers looking to tap into technology as a teaching, learning and development tool.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Education and Technology is the first of its kind in the UK and offers something new in the field of learning and technology.

If you're interested in the latest learning innovations, in using digital technology to enhance learning and development, or in exploring the ways games and media can support learning and teaching, this is a stand-out degree.

As well as looking at how digital learning tools can enhance learning and development, you'll learn how to design and make new learning tools yourself giving you a significant advantage when seeking employment in this area.

Taking a strong practice-focused approach, we'll explore the latest theories on learning and learners in the digital world while supporting you to use and develop different technologies, working with cultural, creative, educational and industry partners.

Understand how to use technology to promote learning and enhance experiences in formal education settings, the cultural and creative sectors, and wider industry.

Learn about the theoretical and policy landscapes underpinning digital learning and develop your practical skills and employability by taking part in your own consultancy projects.

Use specialist software, online learning environments and social media to deepen your knowledge of different technologies as you use them to learn throughout the degree.

Work with technology-enhanced learning specialists from across the University, who've designed, implemented and researched digital learning tools themselves. They'll share the latest insights and research with you, in areas such as computer science and creative technologies, film and education.

Tailor the degree to match your career ambitions through your final year research or consultancy project - setting you up with the skills and experience you need to get noticed by employers.

Where can it take me?

Technology-enhanced learning and development is a major growth area in all sectors.

The flexible nature of this degree will equip you for careers in a school, a creative or cultural organisation such a museum or art gallery or for working in learning and development in a business context.

You could also progress onto a postgraduate teaching qualification, or go on to other postgraduate study, such as a master's in education, or childhood and culture.



The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

  • Educational and Digital Landscapes
  • Learners in a Digital World
  • Teaching in a Digital World
  • Mediated Learning 1.

Year two

You will study:

  • Digital Technologies in Educational Settings
  • Digital Identities and Networked Learning
  • Designing for Learning
  • Learning with Technology in Practice.

Final year

You will study:

  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Mediated Learning 2
  • Digital Futures.

Plus one optional module:

  • CAKE and Academic Reflection
  • Research project.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Learn about digital learning technologies by experiencing them as a learner yourself. Alongside traditional lectures, seminars and workshops, we'll use online platforms and tools, such as social media, virtual reality, mobile platforms and games, to deepen your knowledge and enrich your learning.

Enhance your theoretical understanding and practical skills, through regular creative projects and group activities.

Explore social and networked learning, and work independently and collaboratively to develop new learning tools and environments.

Become familiar with the latest technological tools for learning, including augmented reality, online platforms, apps, devices and games.

Take part in consultancy projects with schools, and creative, cultural and commercial clients, designing and developing digital learning tools to meet live briefs.

Researchers and sector experts will contribute throughout giving you access to a vast pool of knowledge in teaching and research, education, film and creative technologies.

You'll spend a significant amount of time on independent and collaborative study activity and negotiate a final year project that best meets your specialist interests and career trajectory.

To find out more, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

You'll have at least 12 hours of contact with your tutors each week. On some modules this will include some contact in online environments, to suit the context of what you're studying.

You'll need to be motivated and able to learn independently and collaboratively. We'll give you the help and resources you need to develop these study skills.


Much of the assessment is ongoing, so rather than long essays, you'll be assessed through coursework, project planning, group work and hands-on practical work, including designing your own digital learning tools.

You'll have opportunities to develop and communicate your ideas in different ways, presenting your work through digital learning tools, written reports, presentations and digital learning environments.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.



Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills and builds your industry knowledge and professional network, making you a sought after graduate.

In year two, you'll work on consultancy projects with schools, developing your skills and employability, by working on live digital learning briefs.

In year three you can choose to work on a consultancy or research project. The final year consultancy will be negotiated with creative, cultural and commercial partners to enable you to develop skills and experience relevant to your interests and career pathway.

Placements will draw on our close links with education, cultural and industry partners, including over 250 schools in the region and partner organisations such as Bristol Culture, the city's consortium of local museums and art galleries who are looking to embrace technology as a learning tool.

Develop your skills and confidence in learning and technology, designing technological solutions for learning across a number of contexts. Gain first-hand project management and design experience you can take with you into your career.

You'll be supported throughout by our industry partners, programme staff and our award-winning careers service.

Study facilities

You'll be based at Frenchay Campus, where you'll use the latest digital tools and spaces, including specialist design studios, PC labs and virtual reality technologies.

You'll also spend time at our City Campus sites, gaining experience of the latest creative and technical facilities.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.


Careers / Further study

Technology-enhanced learning and development is a major area of interest across many professional fields.

You'll be prepared for an exciting future in creative and cultural organisations, or for learning and development in a business context. You could also work in the digital technologies industry or in schools.

You'll be well placed to do further study, such as a master's degree in education, or childhood and culture, or a postgraduate teaching qualification

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.



Full Time Course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12500
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1563

Supplementary fee information

Your overall entitlement to funding is based on how long the course is that you're registered on. Standard funding is allocated based on the standard number of years that your course lasts, plus one additional year.

You'll apply for funding each year that you study and Student Finance will take into account how long the course is in each year that you apply. So if you register for the four year course and then transfer to the three year course, the number of years you can apply for funding will change. Student Finance will reassess your funding based on how many years you have been in study, not just those years for which you received student finance.

Always seek advice before taking any action that may have implications for your funding.

Learn more about funding.

Additional costs

This refers to items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs.


Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 104
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards the overall tariff. You must have at least two A-Levels.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

We consider applications on an individual basis, looking at each applicant's personal, professional and educational experience to decide whether they will be suitable for this degree.

If you don't meet the GCSE entry requirements, we will accept equivalency tests that are of a standard equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above.

You may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses if you don't meet the requirements.

Read more about undergraduate entry requirements.

All offers will be subject to satisfactory health checks.

Disclosure of criminal background

If you're offered a place you must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken it into account when absolutely necessary.

UWE Bristol's International College

If you don't meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

For further information

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