Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies)

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

NIE Graduate Programmes

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The Master of Education programme is primarily designed for educators working in Singapore schools and the Ministry of Education. University graduates with a background in education and wishing to advance your knowledge and skills in education are also welcome to apply.

The programme offers the degree in 16 areas of specialisation. These specialisations allow you to choose the area that best fits your interest as well as your career path, whether that path is towards the Master Teacher track, Specialist track or a general desire to update your knowledge and skills.

The Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies) 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.

The Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies) 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, or a relevant NTU FlexiMasters with good grades;

  • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore
    At least one year of relevant working experience in education

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements 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. Click here to sign up for an ISAAC (Integrated Student and Academic Administration System) account to apply with us. For those with an existing account, login to apply.

More information on required documents for application can be found here.


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.

Important note for matriculated students: 

Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult Asst/Prof Wen Yun, 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

Download the course descriptions for the programme

The following is the detailed list of courses students have to complete:


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
  • MLT 916 Learning Analytics for Educational Practitioners

Open Elective Courses

Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master's 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.


For tuition fees, please click here.

In line with SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) initiative, some of the courses in this programme can be taken as standalone modular graduate courses and may be stacked to qualify for a Graduate Certificate, an NTU FlexiMasters Certificate and, where appropriate, even an NTU Master’s degree. For more information, please click here.

For more information about scholarships, please click here

For programme-related matters, please consult the programme leader, Asst/Prof Wen Yun for more information.

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