Educational Assistive Technology (part-time) MSc

School of Science and Engineering

Learn how to implement and support the use of technology to enhance the learning experience of individuals facing barriers to their education due to a disability

Date of entry

January 2025

Start date
January 2025
24 months (part time)
Online / Dundee City Campus

This is a part-time degree. You can also study this degree full-time: Educational Assistive Technology MSc

Assistive Technology (AT) supports students with a broad range of learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These range from high incidence, lower impact disabilities (for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia) through to low incidence, higher impact disabilities (for example, cerebral palsy, autism).

This course is taught by distance learning. You will be able to attend weekly online classes at the same time as other students on the course. These synchronous learning classes will help you collaborate and interact with your fellow learners.

There is also a week of on-campus activity (optional for international students) including learning sessions and a conference.

This course has been developed to address a global need for the professionalisation of the ‘Assistive Technologist’ role within all levels of education provision.

You will qualify as an Educational Assistive Technologist (EduAT). You will learn about:

  • the role tasks and responsibilities of the Educational Assistive Technologist 
  • Assistive Technology (AT) solutions
  • assessment for AT
  • AT in educational programmes
  • specialist and mainstream AT solutions 
  • AT partner relationships
  • models of disability
  • therapeutic considerations of disability and the learning environment 
  • teaching practice

This course is primarily for teachers, therapists and technologists who are seeking to develop and enhance their ability to support AT users (the disabled users of assistive technology, including service users, students or learners who require AT. It will equip you with the skills, knowledge and working methodology needed to practise as an educational assistive technologist.

We have an international reputation for accessibility and the development of digital assistive technology. You will interact with expert users of AT within our unique User Centre. We also have links with learning environments across the UK and will help you to find suitable situations for practical work, should you not already have a suitable employment context.

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