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MSc Smart Technology and Future Society

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University of East London

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Title Award

After completing the master’s dissertation award of the master’s degree by University of East London

Academic Degree

Master of Science

MSc Smart Technology and Future Society

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Type of Study

Parttime 

100% distance learning (no presence) 

Attendance

Distance learning without any physical presence (100% distance learning)

Number of Students

50 students per cohort

Programme Language

English

Certificated minimum entry requirements for postgraduate taught courses: Students must provide evidence of English language skills demonstrated by:

  • level 3 communications key skills unit, or
  • IELTS test at level 6.0 or above with a minimum score of 5.5 in each module, or
  • Pearson PTE of 53 or higher in each module of the test, or equivalent, or
  • a pass in the University’s English language test, or
  • TOEFL Qualification English B1, or
  • for international students only: equivalent as judged by the authorized admitting officer in accordance with the advice of the University’s International Office

Applicants resident outside the UK, for whom English is not the first language, should normally have gained the required English language qualification no more than two years prior to entry.

Start of studies

1.1.*

1.4.*

1.9.*

*Access to the learning platform, in order to be able to work ahead if you are interested, is possible immediately after signing the contract.

Application Time

15.11.

15.02.

15.07.

Admission Requirements

First degree (at least bachelor) from a recognised German or comparable other foreign university

or

the equivalent of the first university degree is considered to be at least six years‘ relevant professional experience.

 

All those interested, which do not have a first university degree, must take an essay and an entrance assessment by video call.

Study location

Distance learning programme, registered as a student at University of East London:
University of East London
University way
London E16 2RD 
United Kingdom

Tuition Fee

Monthly tuition fee:
577,09 €/month x 24 months (VAT exempt).

Total costs for 24 months:
13.850,16 € (VAT exempt).

AIHE GmbH does not offer any scholarships and cannot advise on country-specific funding options.

For UK students: If you live in the UK, you will not receive any state funding as you have a contract with a German not a UK institute.

Scope

6 – 17 working hours per week

90 ECTS

Selection process

The selection process is based on the order in which applications are received, taking into account qualitative criteria and the outcome of the telephone interview.

Certification + Iso 9001

This master’s programme is going to be approved by the „Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht“ (ZFU) in Germany with the provisional registration number: 11356.

AIHE is certified style DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

Registered

after validation in autumn at Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Schleswig-Holstein

Duration

2 years

It is possible to pause your studies for 1 -3 trimesters.

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Master's Programme in detail

Scientific foundation for experienced professionals | without a first university degree

Holistic, scientifically and evidence-based, well-founded master’s programme for experienced professionals in the technology sector. For those interested who have extensive professional experience and leadership responsibility and want to provide their practical activities with a scientific basis.

Development of key competences | Master’s Degree through distance learning

Systematic expansion of pre-existing professional competencies and their foundation through the understanding of theoretical, practice-relevant contents and methods with an emphasis on classical and contemporary understandings and approaches in Smart Technology and Future Society. Use of modern communication media in a distance learning format.

Trends and research topics of the future | Smart Technology and Future Society

Dealing with current research and in-depth topics after the required basics have been acquired. Critical thinking and the scientific foundation enable the conscious use and further development of knowledge and skills as well as the acquisition of new perspectives.

For whom has this Master’s Programme been designed?

The master’s programme is designed for people involved in trend research, society and systems. Developers of technologies who wish to integrate psychological and societal aspects. Any type of company or organizer from the health or education sector, as well as industry, commerce and public services that want to prepare early for changes in work, health, education etc.

Our target group

Trend researchers

Developers

Project managers

Business development staff

Strategic business planners

Education and healthcare staff

Lecturers

Trainers

or those outside these professions

Learning concept of the Distance Learning Programme

HIGH PRACTICAL RELEVANCE | INNOVATIVE DISTANCE LEARNING | INDIVIDUAL AND COMPETENT STUDENT SUPPORT | NO PHYSICAL PRESENCE

The learning concept of MSc Smart Technology and Future Society is characterised by a high level of practice-relevant content as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. Its design as a pure distance learning course means that it is optimally focused on the needs of the target group.

The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the possibility of learning independent of time and place, oriented to their own professional requirements and needs.

The use of modern e-learning modules guarantees students interactive learning as well as clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive online-seminars and discussions in virtual space promote the integration of theoretical principles and methods into professional practice. The use of a Virtual Tutorial in the form of an online learning platform enables flexible and network-like knowledge transfer, which can be optimally varied and adapted according to individual learning needs and progress.

The provision of recordings for all interactive live offers such as online-seminars or online lectures as well as all learning material in electronic form facilitates knowledge management and asynchronous learning for students in a learning group with different professional conditions and freedom. In addition, this means simpler and time- and location-independent documentation and repetition of teaching content.

Overview of the Teaching Concept

Main programme focus

The content and structure of the master’s programme support an evidence-based understanding of Smart Technology and Future Society. Starting from the introduction to the fundamentals about the programme, Smart Technology and Future Society contents and competences are systematically imparted, whereby successive modules aim to analytically tie in with the knowledge acquired in the previous module so that they can be integrated for the understanding of the following module.

Depending on professional requirements and areas of responsibility, students develop a sound theoretical basis and associated skills in the field of Smart Technology and Future Society.

Training focus of the
Master's programme

The content of the two-years master’s programme is based on the following five focal points:

Research Methods, Scientific work and Introduction to Smart Technology and Future Society

  • Scientific work & APA 7 guidelines
  • Research methods
  • Introduction to Smart Technology and Future Society

Interaction and Communication with Smart Technology

  • Foundations of human behaviour, communication and interaction
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Cultural application and conflicts with AI

Smart Technology in work, health and care

  • Smart Technology for work and the work place
  • Smart technology for health
  • Smart technology for care

Smart Technology for Children and in private and public life

  • Children and the use of Smart Technology
  • Smart Technology in private life
  • Smart Technology in public life

Master´s thesis

  • Written master´s dissertation
  • Oral master´s examination

*Under reservation, still in the accreditation process. Small changes possible.

Distribution of priorities

Would you like to apply?

The application for admission to our master’s degree program takes place in three steps.

Submit your application

Apply electronically using the application form. But before you do so, please take your time to read through the information on distance learning and estimate whether you can and want to invest approx. 6 – 17 hours a week. There will be exciting and relaxing phases, but also phases that are temporarily exhausting. Think about your personal motivation. You should be able to formulate it very clearly for yourself.

Examination

 

Upon receipt of your application documents, we, the AIHE, review them and send recommendations for admission to the University of East London. They will decide if and who will be admitted and inform us of their decision. We will then send you the University of East London´s decision.

Conclusion of contract

As soon as you have received an admission letter, you can conclude the student contract with us. Study places will be allocated according to the order in which applications are received after confirmation of admission. As soon as you have signed the study contract and sent it to us and a study place (limited to 50 places) is available, you will receive the signed contract back. Now your place is secured. 

University Partner

This course is carried out in partnership with University of East London.

University of East London:

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to the 4th.

A careers-led university, supporting their students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world.