Scotland’s University of Dundee Introduces M.Sc in Educational Assistive Technology


Nidhi bahl
Updated on Feb 09, 2021 02:16 PM IST

The School of Science and Engineering at the University of Dundee Scotland has introduced a full-time/part-time Assistive Technology course called, M.Sc Educational Assistive Technology. Check out the eligibility and course fee here.

Scotland’s University of Dundee Introduces M.Sc in Educational Assistive Technology

In a bid to enhance the standing of Assistive Technology (AT) in various educational institutions, the Scotland-based University of Dundee has introduced a new programme, M.Sc in Educational Assistive Technology.

Offered by the University's School of Science and Engineering, the objective is to provide students with a wide range of learning disabilities and/or physical challenges, the ability to access and consume education.

In an official statement from the University, the M.Sc programme has been developed primarily for teachers, technologists and therapists who wish to enhance and improve their skills in supporting learners who possess learning disabilities. The course students will be able to collaborate with expert users of AT under the User Centre and Placements of the University.

Qualified candidates will be then asked to participate in assessments, provisioning and ongoing support of various AT systems in different mainstream and specialist education and social care institutions, the statement read.

The M.Sc in Educational Assistive Technology course at the University of Dundee is expected to begin in January 2021 and will be offered in a blended model. In other words, students will be able to access the programme in either full-time or part-time mode. Students who opt for the full-time mode will be asked to be physically present at the university for a duration of 12 months. Meanwhile, part-time students will be asked to spend a total of 2 weeks at the university, once in spring and once in summer, which will be spread out for a duration of 24 months.

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International Student Eligibility for M.Sc Educational Assistive Technology at University of Dundee

To be eligible for the programme, an applicant must satisfy the necessary eligibility criteria for M.Sc Educational Assistive Technology at the University of Dundee. International applicants must meet the following M.Sc Educational Assistive Technology eligibility criteria.

  • They possess a valid Bachelors degree in Education, Computing or a therapeutic course or any equivalent qualification or experience in AT.

  • They must also ensure that they have secured a minimum aggregate score of 55% or higher, in universities such as Delhi University, Mumbai University, Calcutta University, IITs, IIMs which offer a degree considered equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree.

  • Students from other institutions must ensure that their degree which is equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree and must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 60% or higher in the qualifying exams.

  • Students must possess a Protecting Vulnerable Group (PVG) membership status or equivalent prior to applying for admissions.

Course Fee for M.Sc Educational Assistive Technology for International Students

International applicants can choose to apply for either full-time or part-time courses. The course fees for the programme can be found in the table below.


Course Fee


21,950 per year


10,975 per year

Applicants who choose to pursue the programme may also find themselves eligible for the Global Excellence Scholarships of the University of Dundee of 5,000. The scholarship shall be awarded to the candidates who have exhibited excellence in academics, voluntary or extracurricular activities.

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Why Study M.Sc in Educational Assistive Technology?

The qualities of Assistive Technology and its effective applications in educational institutions can help thousands of students challenged by physical and learning disabilities. Regardless of the true potential of AT in its capabilities providing easy access to education for students with various learning and physical disabilities, many choose not to adopt the technology and those who do, end up ditching the technology.

As per the claims of the University, the programme uses the expertise of Accessibility and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology under Computing along with the continuing partnerships within different Schools of the university.

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