Digital Education (part time)


Unlock Your Potential with MSc Digital Education

Learn the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the digital age. Our innovative programme will equip you with cutting-edge technology and pedagogy expertise to advance your career. Join a community of like-minded learners and take the first step towards your dream job today!

The MSc Digital Education programme (part-time) aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the digital age. Through a carefully curated curriculum, students will learn various technologies and new pedagogies to understand better how learning works in online, blended, and face-to-face spaces.

Here are some notable aspects of the programme:

  1. Flexible Learning: You can choose between online or onsite, and on or off-campus learning to suit your preferences and schedule;
  2. Renowned Faculty: You will learn from thought leaders and practitioners in the field, and gain diverse perspectives and valuable insights from their practice and research;
  3. Innovative Curriculum: You will delve into the realm of game-based learning, such as digital escape rooms; explore the field of learning analytics, including eye tracking technology; and expand your knowledge of educaitonal philosophies, such as XJTLU 3.0 and Syntegrative Learning.


Why should I study MSc Digital Education at XJTLU?

  • You will learn from accomplished academic staff with a wide variety of international backgrounds;
  • You will have access to a diverse array of modules that address cutting-edge ideas and practices in education;
  • You will get the chance to study at a Sino-foreign cooperative university, which the first of its kind approved by China’s Ministry of Education;
  • You will gain advanced digital education knowledge and skills in a blended teaching and learning environment;
  • You will have opportunities to develop professional skills through industry-involved educational and practical opportunities;
  • You will study and develop at the Academy of Future Education, an educational ecosystem dedicated to student-centred education and academic experiences. The Academy takes a proactive role in managing and leading change towards innovative education driven by technologies.
  • The Syntegrative Learning module offers semester-long opportunities to explore various working environments related to digital education. You can choose different learning pathways within digital technology industries or consult with academic staff to find your own pathway;
  • The Research Project module in the final semester provides a chance to independently and in-depth investigate questions and problems in the field of digital education.

You may be a good fit for the MSc in Digital Education if you:

  • aspire to enter the education field and use digital technologies to enhance instructional practice;
  • hope to advance in your education career by developing competencies in data and information, learning analytics, and embracing a vision of technology-enhanced education; and
  • want to explore new models for higher education that will significantly impact the development and reform of education in China and worldwide.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Digital Education programme (part-time), you will:

  • understand key concepts and practices in digital education across diverse educational contexts;
  • explore how digital innovations can enhance education practices at various levels;
  • develop proficiency in using a wide range of digital tools and apply them effectively in different educational settings and for various educational purposes;
  • gain expertise in online teaching and learning practices; and
  • cultivate a critical thinking mindset and enhance creative problem-solving skills by using digital tools and technologies.

MSc Digital Education is an inclusive programme and welcomes students from different academic backgrounds. This programme encourages transdisciplinary development through Syntegrative Education, characterised by game-based learning, AI in education, and data-driven personalised learning. From the perspective of policies and career trends, digital education is one of the national strategic focuses in China and one of the key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of UNESCO, which could provide students with promising opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

Dr Na Li

Programme director


The University offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Training, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both University and Academy/department levels. The Academy of Future Education and the Department of Educational Studies often invite scholars and professionals for featured lectures and workshops. You may be provided with opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Field trips or enterprise/organization visits may also be organized. Such courses or activities will not only support your academic studies in the master’s programme, but also provide you with important skills and capabilities for future employment and professional development.


For part-time students, modules may be mainly scheduled in the evenings on weekdays or between 9:00 to 20:00 on Saturdays.

The process of making the escape room is quite interesting because it enables me to review the knowledge and also improve my technique. It is a precious experience to gain a deep understanding of how to design game-based learning.

Lan Luo

Student, Master of Digital Education

Our exam is like a real exhibition simulation, allowing us to feel the interest and reaction of the participants. This instant insight is crucial for us as it provides valuable feedback and opportunities to constantly refine and improve our presentation skills. By interacting with the judging students, we can gain a deeper understanding of the audience's needs and expectations, and better communicate our views and knowledge. This is a unique opportunity for us to learn and grow, and it is also a time to face challenges and showcase our abilities.

Liping Xu

Student, Master of Digital Education


The job market is evolving rapidly, with a growing demand for digital skills. Employers seek individuals who possess both technical expertise and pedagogical knowledge, making the MSc Digital Education programme (part-time) a valuable asset in the eyes of potential employers. Graduates of our programme can pursue a range of exciting job roles, including:

  • high digital competence teacher
  • education consultant
  • learning analytics specialist
  • digital learning specialist (project management and development of digital learning products)
  • instructional designer
  • various positions at established educational technology (ed-tech) companies
  • various positions at ed-tech startup companies
The MSc Digital Education programme (part-time) equips students with the expertise, skills, and knowledge needed to thrive in the digital age and advance their careers. Join our community of passionate learners and make a difference in the world. Apply now!

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