The University of Dundee, Scotland, has introduced M.Sc in Educational Assistive Technology for national-international students. The main aim of the course is to enable students to cope up with the learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The course will be offered to students by the University’s School of Science and Engineering.
The M.Sc programme has been developed, in an official statement from the University, primarily for teachers, therapists and technologists who wish to improve and enhance their skills in supporting learners who possess learning disabilities. Once qualified, the learners will undertake the assessment and ongoing support of AT systems within mainstream education or social care organizations.
In the stated course, the students will be able to collaborate with expert users of Assistive Technology (AT) under the User Centre and Placements of the University.
Assistive Technology (AT) helps and ensure that students are able to access and participate fully in education, entertainment, employment and the wider environment as independently as possible.
Course Details For M.Sc in Educational Assistive Technology
The new M.Sc course will be available in a blended model in January 2021 wherein full-time students will have to be at the campus of the Scotland’s University of Dundee for a year and part-time students will spend a total of two weeks in Dundee campus-once in the spring and once in autumn or summer.
The programme has been made on the expertise in Accessibility and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Technology within Computing and the ongoing process of collaboration across other Schools.
Duration: The duration of the new course for full-time students is 12 months and for part-time students is 24 months.
To be eligible for the course, an applicant (for international students) must satisfy the following eligibility criteria for M.Sc Educational Assistive Technology at the University of Dundee.
- Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in education, computing, or medicine. equivalent qualification and experience in Assistive Technology (AT) with at least 55% or above from the University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, IITs and IIMs (considered equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree).
- A bachelor’s degree with 60% or more is required from other institutions (equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree).
- Applicants must possess a Protecting Vulnerable Group (PVG) membership status or equivalent.
Programme Director Professor Annalu Waller said in the statement that this Master’s degree has been developed in order to address a global need for the professionalization of the ‘Assistive Technologist’ role within all levels of educational provision.
The course fee for International students is stated below:
- For full-time students, the course fee is £ 21,950 per year
- For part-time students, the course fee is £ 10,975 per year
The applicants to this course may be eligible for the University’s Global Excellence Scholarships of £5,000, which is awarded to only those who have demonstrated excellence through extra-curricular, academic, or voluntary activities.
This course will enhance career prospects as a qualified teacher, a social care professional and a technologist working as an Educational Assistive Technologist.
The official website states that as an Educational Assistive Technologist, the applicants will have career opportunities in:
- independent specialist colleges
- special schools
- general further education colleges
- higher education organisations
- third sector organisations
- social care organisations
For more information, applicants can visit the official website: Click here
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