You can study the modules in any order, but we recommend that you read our Pathways guidance to help you choose suitable route through the qualification.
To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:
A 60-credit compulsory module
60 credits from list A:
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules H800, H801, H802, H803, H804, H805, H806, H807, H808, H809, H810.
a further 60 credits from list A or list B:
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules E801, E805, E846, E848, E852, E854, E855, E856, E857, E859, E891, EE880, EE881, ET821, H812, H850, ME825, SEH806, SH804.
If you have already studied with The Open University at postgraduate level and now want to count your module or modules towards the MA in Online and Distance Education, you will need to ask us to link your previous record to the qualification. We will check our regulations at that stage to ensure the module is eligible.
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.
The module and qualification information listed in this description was accurate as of 21st March 2018. We regularly review our curriculum; therefore, the qualification described on this page – including its availability, its structure, and available modules – may change over time. If we change this qualification, we'll do our best to update this page immediately; and, where practically possible, we'll warn you of upcoming changes before we make them. If you need confirmation of any information before registering, please contact us.