Study on the MA: DTCE from September 2014

DTCE distance learning graduates
Left-to-right: Breege Loftus, Lee Webster and Mike Toyn, who all graduated as distance learning students

We are still recruiting students for the September 2014 intake on Manchester’s award-winning MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education.

You can study the course on-campus in Manchester (full time for one year, part-time over two years), or as a distance learning student (part-time for two or three years). The course covers many aspects of how digital technologies — computers, mobile devices, digital TV and broadcasting, and many more — affect the ways we learn and think, whether in schools, universities, workplaces or the home.

Our graduates go on to secure work as learning technologists, or with educational content developers; achieve enhanced status in their current jobs; or move on to further study. The degree has received international recognition from Blackboard for the quality of its work, particularly with distance learning students, and how we bring them into the Manchester community.

Read more about the course on this site — or have a look at the University page for the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education.

Congratulations to our graduates!

DTCE distance learning graduates
Left-to-right: Breege Loftus, Lee Webster and Mike Toyn, who all graduated as distance learning students

The 12th day of the 12th month of 2012 saw the ceremony at which our highest ever number of graduates were awarded the MA: Digital Technologies and Communication: congratulations to all 29 of you! It was great to see those of you who could make the ceremony, but I hope you all are proud of your achievement. We also had eight students graduate with Distinction – again, our highest ever number.

Good luck to you all, and stay in touch if you can!


DTCE graduation
Lourdes Caamal Olvera, in Mexico, who graduated as an on-campus student. She is now working at a teaching research institute in Monterrey.
Leaving the Whitworth Hall after the ceremony
Leaving the Whitworth Hall after the ceremony

MA: DTCE student wins School of Education’s ‘Platt Prize’

The results for the 2011-12 academic year are now confirmed and it is very pleasing to note that this year we will have 29 graduates from the MA: DTCE – our highest-ever number! 9 of these are distance learners. All in all there were eight Distinctions among the graduates – also a record high – four of whom were on-campus and four distance learners.

Special congratulations should be made to Dave Gatrell who – as a distance learner – is one of this year’s recipients of the School of Education’s ‘Platt Prize’. This award is made to the top five students graduating from any of the School’s programmes, and the criteria for being nominated are quite exacting. That Dave has done this as a distance learner, being based in Hong Kong, shows that distance is no barrier to achievement.

Well done to him – and to all those who have successfully completed their studies on the MA: DTCE. We hope to see as many of you as possible at the graduation ceremony on 12th December, in Manchester. Pictures from the graduation ceremony will follow in due course!

Congratulations to our summer graduates!

2012 summer graduations
L-r: Jenny Featherston, Rachel Scott, Stefania Spina Briffa, Hannah Crumbleholme.

Most MA: DTCE students graduate at Christmas, but every year there are a few who submit dissertations after Easter and then attend the summer ceremonies in July each year.

This year four MA: DTCE students, all of whom had studied on the course by distance learning, came to Manchester to graduate – for some it was their first visit to the city! Congratulations to Jenny Featherston and Hannah Crumbleholme (from the UK), Stefania Spina Briffa (from Malta) and Rachel Scott (from the UK but lives in the United Arab Emirates). Particularly to both Jenny and Stefania who not only managed to hold down a full-time job while studying but also to both have a baby during their time on the course!

Well done to them all!

MA: DTCE students’ graduation: December 2011

Graduation scene, 14/12/11
Fei Jiang and (behind her) Antigoni Kafkaridou, MA: DTCE graduates 2010-11

Congratulations to the 25 MA: DTCE students who graduated yesterday (14th December 2011)! 15 were on-campus and 10 from the distance learning version of the programme. They have all worked very hard and deserved their celebration yesterday.

Special congratulations to Mark Jasper and Deena El-Shamy who graduated with Distinction: the latter as a distance learning student.

Well done to all, from the MA: DTCE team!


Graduation scene, behind the Whitworth Hall
Rebeca Mora-Rodrigues

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