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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Previously known as 'E-learning'
  • Available for international students via distance learning

Become an expert in digital education

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) will give you the critical insight and practical skills you need to thrive in the rapidly changing field of digital learning and teaching. 

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Education parent structure.

What is it like?

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Everyday life is being fundamentally changed by digital technologies. Education is part of this change, with learning no longer confined to a place or to traditional pathways of learning. In the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education), you will learn to analyse and critique digital education theory and practice, develop your understanding of the complexities of digital learning and teaching, and enhance the effectiveness of your digital teaching to improve students' learning within a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma in Education does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

A good fit if you:

  • Are a teacher, lecturer, trainer, librarian, learning designer, learning developer, professional development consultant, manager or want to understand more about digital education
  • Want the skills and knowledge to assess, develop, teach and critique the wide variety of existing and emerging digital learning
  • Want the flexibility that online learning offers
Martin Boult
Team Leader Training Technology - New Zealand Defence Force

“The quality of teaching is excellent and the support services for distance students make you feel part of the University…”

The PGDip offered a great level of technical and academic content. I was looking for a well structured part time programme that would help me advance my skills in support of my job. Having completed the PG Dip has given me confidence in my role. I work with military leaders in the NZDF and my team and I need to ensure we are providing the best advice and developing effective resources for our learners.

Massey has a great online distance study programme and education faculty. The quality of teaching is excellent and the support services for distance students make you feel part of the University.


The skills and knowledge the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) provides will enable you to pursue or advance your career in the diverse and fast-moving field of digital education.

Digital education professionals are needed in a wide variety of areas including:

  • teaching
  • industry
  • government
  • learning and instructional design
  • defence forces
  • libraries
  • academic and professional development
  • health sector

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