Objectives and competences

The aim of this master's degree is to provide an overview of the impact of the information and communication society on education. It focuses in particular on knowledge of the following aspects: advanced uses of technology for education, learning theories for digital learning environments, and characteristics of training with digital media in different professional and institutional contexts.
This master's degree is designed for two types of students: 
- Those interested in entering a research career, who could go on to prepare a doctoral thesis on completion of the master's degree.
- Those interested in completing their academic profile with a course that provides skills for the professional world.

The aim of this master's degree is to provide an overview of the impact of the information and communication society on education. It focuses in particular on knowledge of the following aspects: advanced uses of technology for education, learning theories for digital learning environments, and characteristics of training with digital media in different professional and institutional contexts.
 

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Education
Branch of knowledge
  • Education sciences
  • Interdisciplinary
Mode of delivery
  • On line
Credits60
Number of places available35
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan and Spanish
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024
CoordinationCRISTINA GALVAN FERNANDEZ
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Bridging coursesNo

Objectives and competences

Objectives

  • Learn to plan, design, produce, apply and evaluate teaching and learning projects that make use of digital technologies.
  • Acquire knowledge, theoretical perspectives and the methodological tools to conduct research and apply the results.

Competences

On completion of the degree, students will be able to:
  • Awareness of the implications of digital society for education.
  • Knowledge of the main learning theories applied to environments that make use of digital technologies.
  • Knowledge of the models and techniques of current and historical research in the field of digitally-mediated learning environments.
  • Ability to identify the components of online learning in different professional and institutional contexts.
  • Understanding of the advanced uses of technology in education and training.
  • Ability to prepare teaching designs for education in environments using digital technologies.
  • Ability to design and conduct basic research on environments that make use of digital technologies.
  • Ability to critically analyse research results from different perspectives.
  • Capacity to contribute to a range of contexts involving the design, planning and management of online learning.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Access requirements and conditions

General requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree.

  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.

  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements
Candidates should hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate qualification in education, psychology or social education, be primary school teachers, or hold other qualifications leading to professional practice in education, lifelong learning, curriculum design and course planning, and distance learning and online education.

Pre-enrolment

Calendar

First period: from 1 February to 30 June 2024.
Notifications: partial resolutions in the first half of each month.

Second period: from 1 July to 4 September 2024.
Notifications: September 9.

Notes:

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

Selection criteria

The Master's Committee evaluates the following criteria:
  • Previous studies (50%)
  • Weighted average grade and subjects taken (20%)
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (20%)
  • Statement of interest (10%)

Notification

The master's degree Coordination Committee only considers applications including all documents required (academic documents, motivation letter and curriculum) and proof of payment of the pre-enrolment fee. By the deadline established in the pre-enrolment calendar, the resolution of admission is notified by email or published on the website.

Enrolment

As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

 

Schedules

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Type ECTS
Compulsory 36
Optional 12
Compulsory placements
Compulsory final project 12
TOTAL 60

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Digitally Mediated Learning Environments
Conception and Design of Digital Resources Compulsory 1st semester 9
Descriptive, Explanatory and Evaluative Research Optional 2nd semester 3
Educational Innovation and Emerging Methodologies Optional 2nd semester 3
Emerging Technologies Optional 2nd semester 3
Ethics and the Digital Society Optional 2nd semester 3
Final Project Seminars Compulsory 2nd semester 9
Final Project Compulsory 2nd semester 12
Historical, Philosophical and Comparative Research Optional 1st semester 3
Interactive Production Optional 1st semester 3
Participation and Digital Citizenship Optional 2nd semester 3
Quantitative Analysis in Educational Research Optional 2nd semester 3
Quantitative Analysis of Socioeducational Research Optional 2nd semester 3
Research Focused on Comprehension and Transformation Optional 2nd semester 3
Research Project: from Idea to Design Compulsory 1st semester 9
Scientific and Academic Writing Optional 1st semester 3
Strategies for Obtaining Information in Educational and Social Research Optional 1st semester 3
Teaching and in the Information Society Compulsory 1st semester 9
The Role of the Teacher in Digital Learning Environments Optional 1st semester 3
Writing Research Projects on Educational and Social Research Optional 1st semester 3

Previous years

Placements

Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.



Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.



Institutional information


Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

Career opportunities provided by this master's degree are related to the promotion, design, application and assessment of teaching and learning projects involving digital technologies. Therefore, graduates could work in education, publishing or companies that manage digital training.

Education professionals who have technology knowledge form part of a job market that is in the process of becoming consolidated, that is dynamic and growing and requires various professional profiles. Therefore, the master's degree provides opportunities related to specialisation in digital technologies in different areas (publishing and companies that produce teaching material, institutions and public entities, lifelong learning or network learning centres, foundations, etc.).

Those interesting in starting a research career could go on to prepare a thesis for the Education and Society doctoral programme, in the research area "Digital society for education: media and technologies", which covers the following: institutional, organisational and symbolic aspects of educational environments; audiovisual, digital and artistic communication; visual culture and learning technologies; design of learning environments with digital technologies; diversity and inclusion in the digital society; integration of technologies into education; languages, narratives and games; teaching practices and teaching digital literacy; processes of educational innovation through the use of digital media; networks and environments for learning and assessment; emerging subjectivities in the digital society; users, communities and audiences, etc.

Access to the labour market

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