MA degrees

LSRI current welcomes applications to our two MAs degrees on Learning, Technology and Education. They share an identical curriculum:

  • Introduction to the Learning Sciences
  • Social Contexts of Educational Technology
  • Educational Technology Research Methods
  • New Directions in Technology Enhanced Learning

followed by an individual dissertation on a topic of your choice.

They differ in only in that one is taught face to face on campus using a “flipped” model of seminars, videos and interactive activities whereas the other one is solely online and so replaces face to face seminar with a wide variety of technology mediated activities. Both courses put into practice our commitment to be at the forefront of advances in learning theory and learning technologies.

LSRI room used for teaching

More information will be available here soon and in the meantime follow the links to find out how to apply to the University of Nottingham to study either the online course or the face to face one.


Over the last 25 years, well over 50 students have successfully completed a PhD with us here at Nottingham. They have researched topics as varied as children’s play, learning by creating and sharing videos, pictures and social media, drawing in medical education, games and learning, tangible technology, wonder and magic in primary schools, scientific reasoning and the list could go on and on.

A pile of theses

What they have in common is a commitment to advancing our understanding of learning (in formal and informal educational contexts) by the design of innovative experiences for learners (and their teachers, parents, lecturers). We welcome carefully thought through applications which share this vision from students with relevant prior experience. Informal inquiries can be addressed to Professor Shaaron Ainsworth (Shaaron.Ainsworth at  to ascertain if your research interests align sufficiently closely with ours. Formal applications are via the University of Nottingham and more information about the process is available here