Master of Education
The MEd is a two year part time programme. In the first year students undertake three core modules (Online) and three modules in their chosen special option (delivery mode indicated below). In the second year of the programme students undertake a thesis with the support of a supervising tutor.

2023/24 Special Options:
• Digital Learning
• Leadership and Education - Online
• Religious Education
• Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Wellbeing

The Master of Education programme combines educational theory and applied studies and assists learners in the development of up-to-date knowledge in a chosen area of specialisation and beyond. The programme incorporates current educational thinking and the most effective pedagogical practices within a wide range of contemporary educational issues.

The key focus of the programme is that it offers students an opportunity to develop expertise in a chosen field, to critically reflect on your own practice and thinking, while also engaging with educational research and theory. It provides a grounding in research methodology and contemporary educational issues.

The on-going commitment is to provide our students with the highest academic standards in teaching, learning and research, while supporting and fostering differing learning styles and needs.

A benefit of the Master of Education at DCU is that students may choose from a range of special options. The programme is designed for those working within the education sector. This diversity of backgrounds of students, which the special options of the course attracts, leads to a dynamic learning environment.

The programme is delivered by a team of academics and practising experts with applied experience in their fields. A number of special options allow students to pursue the Masters of Education online.

Subjects taught

To view the current course structure please visit the Provider's website.

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have a Level 8, Lower Second Class Honors Degree, minimum H2.2. Candidates may be interviewed for places.

International Applications
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Application dates

Application Deadlines
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:

• Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2023.
• Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2023.

EU Applicants
Applications will open November 2022.

Non-EU applicants
• Applications will open November 2022. If you require a study visa and are a Non EU student, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.

All entry requirements should be met before the commencement of the programme.

Queries from EU applicants should be directed to

Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to

How to Apply
• All Applicants must apply through DCU's Student Application Portal.

Please select the specialism:
• Digital Learning
• Leadership and Education - Online
• Religious Education
• Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Wellbeing

All Applicants must submit
• Certified academic transcripts for each and every year of study, with certified English translations if applicable
• Please upload a CV under the "Supplemental Items & Documents" section.
• Personal statement of 250 words maximum outlining your reasons for applying

Non Native English Speakers - Additional
• Evidence of English competency which meets DCU entry requirements.


2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

The Master of Education programme is designed to meet the professional and personal needs of teachers and educators.

The course is intended for those who wish to make a significant contribution to the enhancement of professional practice in their chosen special option by reviewing and systematically applying appropriate theories and research to their professional practice.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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