Digital Education Manchester
We are the MA Digital Technologies, Communication & Education and the DTCE Research & Scholarship based in the Manchester Institute of Education. We design, create and learn together at the University of Manchester.
We can help you become a digital leader in education
Digital Technologies, Communication and Education is an award-winning programme that explores how learning and collaboration are being transformed by digital media. This MA is designed to help teachers, lecturers, administrators, managers, e-learning designers, trainers and anyone else with an interest in education to develop their digital skills, collaborate effectively and understand the changing environment in which we all live and work.
Our Research
The DTCE Research & Scholarship group has an exciting programme of research, training and engagement activities across five thematic strands.These strands are not independent; instead DTCE thrives on the inter-connectivity between strands. Our regular Digital Dialogues bring together leading experts within these fields for online exploration of urgent issues in digital education.
Digital Communication
Digital Inequalities
Digital Media Practice
Sustainability in Digital Design & Learning
Civic Futures
The biggest gift DTCE has given me is the thirst for knowledge - the desire to question the world around you (e.g., the current and future state of new technologies and their implications on education) and look for new perspectives. It is incredible how quickly you realise the amount you have learned from the programme and most importantly, how relevant it is to the world we live in.
Buena Jill Galleposo
Learning Technologist
Aside from being a great learning experience on itself (admirable teachers, very well designed curricula, great classmates, etc), DTCE offered me the tools to completely redesign the way ITC usage was measured at my school, going from an empty software checklist to a more descriptive tool to assess how ICT’s are embedded on particular educational practices, without increasing the workload of the staff. Both school managers and teachers welcomed and applied this initiative.
Alex Larins
Social Studies Teacher
The DTCE is simply the best place to obtain a graduate education in Digital Education. The faculty are leaders in the field and are extremely devoted to helping their students succeed and develop into the best educator/ digital technologist they can be. Also, I was able to have both a theoretical course as well as a more applied project simultaneously, which helped me to figure out where I find myself beyond grad school, and get a career in the industry that fits my aspiration.
Apirujee Rujirek
Instructional Designer
It was a fantastic experience. I particularly liked the balance between theory and practice: we were taught how to make videos, podcasts and create multimedia educational content, but also looked deeply into the pedagogical theories that explained and justified our practical decisions.
Danilo Soares
University Lecturer
Throughout the two years, Drew (Whitworth) and his colleagues were knowledgeable and always approachable for guidance and for me to ensure I was on the right track. I can only highlight how crucial this is as a distance learner!
Abigail Truebig
eLearning Developer
Many thanks to everyone in the MA DTCE. I had a wonderful experience. The course not only taught me educational and pedagogical theories but also how to put them into practice. The knowledge and skills I acquired helped me pursue my career in the eLearning industry. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in digital teaching and learning.
Bernado Wong
Learning Technologist
Developing your career
Our programme is designed to build skills which can be applied in real world settings after you graduate. Each year we run a workshop with DTCE alumni and offer one-to-one meetings to discuss your career plans. We also provide support for those who plan to pursue a PhD building on their dissertation research.
Why Manchester?
Manchester is one of the Europe’s premier universities. Its merger with UMIST in 2004 made it the largest campus university in the UK. In 2007 Manchester’s careers service was voted the best in the UK for the fifth year running by the Association of Graduate Recruiters.

Manchester itself is a dynamic, modern city with a vibrant culture. The cost of living is less than in London. It is conveniently located, with a major international airport, and two hours by train from the UK’s capital. In Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, it has one of the world’s most famous sports stadiums: nor must we forget the City of Manchester stadium, home of Manchester City and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
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