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MA in Online and Distance Education

The Open University
Program overview
3-10 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree

Start dates
9,000 GBP
February 2024

9,000 GBP
February 2025

9,000 GBP
February 2026

About this program

This masters degree is part of a programme that includes a postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma. These qualifications are presented by The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology and are open to students from countries all over the world.

They offer you the unique opportunity to study the theory and practice of online and distance education through modules designed by experts from the Institute who are now using information technology to reinvent open and distance learning. Working with them, in collaboration with colleagues from around the world, you will be at the forefront of the latest developments as they happen.

The program is designed to provide postgraduate-level study for practitioners in higher education and post-compulsory education who are concerned with online, distance, distributed and flexible learning.

It aims to meet the needs of professional practitioners worldwide who are using new technologies in their learning and teaching context.

The program provides postgraduate professional development for lecturers, teachers, trainers, learning media specialists, library and support staff who wish to learn more about both teaching and learning at a distance and online distributed learning in both face-to-face and distance education.<7p>

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Admission requirements

You must be prepared for study at postgraduate level. This usually means holding the equivalent of a degree from a UK university. You must also be proficient in spoken and written English. Although experience of distance education may be an advantage, it is not essential.

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The tuition fee for this program varies between £7,500 and £9,500 depending on the optional modules that are taken.

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About this institute

In 1969 one ambition changed the world, giving anyone, anywhere the power to learn. Established by the Royal Charter and globally recognised, The Open University has pioneered distance learning for over 50 years, delivering exceptional teaching and outstanding support to...

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The Open University

Walton Hall, Kents Hill
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes


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