Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies)

  • This specialisation fosters in-depth understanding of the learning sciences towards equipping you with research knowledge and skills for conducting relevant investigations in your own fields of professional interest. It prepares practising educational personnel with competency in educating learners of the 21st century by broadening and deepening your knowledge of current learning theories and research trends. Research methodology and the use of technology for learning will also be featured. Opportunities will be given to do small-scale studies on technology-enabled pedagogy.

    • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

    • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education
      At least one year of work experience in education

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • Effective from August 2017 intake

    The coursework for this specialisation comprises 1 core course, 2 required specialisation courses, 2 specialisation elective courses. 1 open elective course plus either:

    • a dissertation or
    • two additional courses (one open elective course and MED 902 Integrative Project)

    MED 902 Integrative Project is open only for applicants pursuing the degree totally by coursework.

    Core Course

    • MED 900 Educational Inquiry

    Required Specialisation Courses

    • MLT 901 Foundations of the Learning Sciences
    • MLT 909 Research Methodologies for the Learning Sciences

    Specialisation Elective Courses

    • MLT 902 Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building
    • MLT 903 Technologies as Cognitive Tools
    • MLT 906 Design of Technology-mediated Learning Environments
    • MLT 907 Neuroscience, Technology and Learning
    • MLT 908 Design of Interactive Learning Environments
    • MLT 910 Technological and Pedagogical Considerations for ICT Integration
    • MLT 911 Instructional Leadership for Technology-mediated Learning
    • MLT 912 Design for Blended Learning
    • MLT 913 Technology Supported Assessment
    • MLT 914 Educational Design Research
    • MLT 915 Digital Game-Based Learning

    Open Elective Courses

    Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes. The offer of electives is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in education and the respective fields. You are advised to take note of the prerequisites (if any) before registering.

    Optional Specialisation Courses are offered subject to demand and availability of faculty expertise.  Hence, not all specialisation courses are available for selection to every intake.

    Download the course descriptions for the programme.

    Important note for matriculated students: 
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

    Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

  • The degree of Master of Education is generally offered on a part-time basis although full-time studies are also available for some specialisations. The candidature periods are as follows:



    1 year


    2 years



    2 years


    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

  • There is generally only one intake for this programme, in August. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applicants who are currently working with sponsors, donors or financial institutions to fund their studies, are encouraged to submit their applications early to NIE so as not to miss out on our application period.

    Applications are to be made online.

    More information on required documents for application can be found here

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  • “The programme, through its regimented methodologies, focused curriculum and engaging instructors, has better equipped me with the competency to improve the quality of curriculum, instruction and student learning through appropriate integration of technology in my classroom …”

    Tee Ngah Loui
    Recipient of Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal, 2010

    “I feel the MEd (LST) programme has helped me to appreciate that teaching and learning is an iterative process and that we are always learning. The programme has challenged me to think deeply about the affordances of ICT tools and to develop the conviction to plan for learning and to measure it genuinely. It has helped me be acquainted with a variety of ICT tools which I can share with my colleagues. Most importantly, the lecturers and my coursemates have helped me plug into the global culture and network of like-minded educators who are enthusiastic about using ICT for authentic learning.”

    Lawrence Tang Kok Onn
    Recipient of Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal, 2011