2 -3 Years /
Level 9 /
Our Master of Science in Computer Science Education Research has 30 taught credits and a 60 credit Research Dissertation. The taught modules give the student a background in the field of Computer Science Education before the student begins a significant piece of research in the area.
The MSc in Computer Science Education Research programme will be offered from the Computing Department at LYIT and will endeavour to better prepare learners for a career as a computer science educator at primary, post-primary and Further Education levels. This Master’s degree in computer science education will provide educators with the skills to create curriculum and instruct students in the areas of modern technologies, computer programming, security and technology ethics. Course content for the MSc in Computer Science Education Research degree is research based and infuses best practices in computer science education.
Course work will be available by blended learning with material available on the Virtual Learning Environment and will then be supplemented with traditional face-to-face teaching on campus. The programme’s online delivery option allows candidates to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and lecturers via the Internet. The distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their Master’s degree without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances. The face-to-face sessions ensure that material covered is understood and provides learners with an opportunity to emulate and model delivery of the content.
Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.
Minimum Entry Requirements
I wanted to upskill in coding to gain a solid undedstanding of the concept of computational thinking and coding (python) so that I could implement these skills in my classroom. With the many demands on my personal and school life, Coding for Teachers (Concept to Syntax) was offered perfectly; a flexible mode with face-to-face workshops supplemented by pre-reading on the VLE. I found the course interesting, challenging at times but very manageable; it is a practical course, I set aside time each Wednesday night to engage with the VLE and enjoyed the interactions with other teachers, it created opportunities for me to build a network with others and to share good practices. The face-to-face workshops allowed us to be more ‘hands-on’ and the facilities offered by LYIT ensured everyone was supported throughout. The workshops were very well structured and led by a very helpful lecturer. I now feel much more confident adopting many of the concepts learned on this course such as my ability to formulate problems logically; to design, write and test code and I look forward to implementing these skills in my own classroom. I am more able to cater for the needs of my students as computing is an everyday part of modern society and that I am now able to offer them real insight into possible future studies in computer science. I had confirmation from the Teaching Council that this course is accredited making it very worthwhile
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Lecturer Dr Nigel McKelvey
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186306
School and Department
School of Science
Department of Computing
Master of Science