Master of Learning Sciences and Technology

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

The Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (MLS&T) is an innovative academic program that caters to people wishing to gain expert skills and knowledge in designing successful learning experiences with technology. 

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are generalist qualifications. At master's level, two specialised streams are offered: Professional and Research.




Entry requirements

Proof of English-language proficiency must be provided with enrolment applications from certain domestic and all international students for whom English is a second language.

Applicants must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in education, computer science and technology, information technology, arts (informatics), or psychology or equivalent qualification and either relevant postgraduate studies or one year’s full-time professional experience in a field relevant to the course content; or
  • a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either relevant postgraduate studies or two years’ full-time professional experience in a field relevant to the course content.

Applicants with experience or qualifications that they believe are equivalent to those listed above should make an enquiry to discuss their eligibility.


Course structures

Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology

Master of Learning Sciences and Technology: Professional Stream

The Professional Stream is designed for those who work, or wish to work, in the field of eLearning within companies, government organisations or educational institutions. It is intended to help those seeking to advance their careers in the field by providing them with expert knowledge, structured experience, and an internationally recognised qualification. This stream is suited to individuals wishing to work as managers, designers, advisers, educators or specialists in technology-supported learning. It includes core units in emerging educational technologies, and the psychology and design of eLearning, as well as change management, organisational learning and systems thinking. Candidates are required to complete 30 credit points, comprising:

plus one unit of study (6 credit points) from the list of elective units published below:

* Department permission is required for enrolment.

plus two units of study (12 credit points) of capstone units published below:

* Department permission is required for enrolment.


Master of Learning Sciences and Technology: Research Stream

The Research Stream is intended for those who wish to conduct research into ICT-supported learning and are likely to progress to a PhD in the field. It includes core units of study that cover emerging educational technologies, research frontiers, and the psychology and design of technology-supported learning. This stream includes a dissertation on a topic of the student's choice. Candidates are required to complete 30 credit points, comprising:

plus one unit of study (6 credit points) from the list of elective units published below:

plus two units of study (12 credit points) of capstone units published below:

* Department permission is required for enrolment.



Further study

The MLS&T(Research) is tailored to students who wish to pursue a career in research in the learning sciences and technology-supported learning. Only students who successfully complete the Research Stream with an exemplary academic record can apply to the PhD program.


Fees

Tuition fees vary according to candidates' citizenship and are reviewed annually. The most up-to-date estimate for MLS&T(Research) course fees can be found under Fees & Admissions. For the most up-to-date estimate for MLS&T(Professional) course fees can be found under Fees & Admissions. Information about payment of international fees is available from the tuition fees pages.