Trinity College Dublin


Course Description

The M.Ed. programme is designed for learners who wish to develop and enrich their own knowledge and practice in their specific areas of education and who aspire to leadership positions.

M.Ed. students register on one of the twelve strands of the programme, giving them the opportunity to further their understanding of educational theory and research, contemporary issues, and practice and policy issues within their specialisms. All students also attend a common research module.

The M.Ed. programme is a modular programme and prospective applicants can choose to study on a full-time or part-time basis over two or three years. The full-time programme takes twelve months.

Who is the programme for?
The programme is suitable for educational professionals, including teachers, and for individuals in related fields. Graduates in fields such as history, philosophy, psychology, administration, language, mathematics or science who wish to relate their particular fields of competence to the practice of education, will also be considered.

What are the M.Ed. strands?

• Drama in Education
• Early Intervention
• Critical Perspective on Education
• Higher Education
• Language Education
• Leadership and Management in Education
• Mathematics Education
• Music in Education
• Positive Behaviour Management
• Science Education
• Special Educational Needs
• Psychology of Education

Please note, not all specialisms may run in a given academic year and are subject to minimum student numbers

Subjects taught

Programme Details
The Master in Education (M.Ed.) programme is a modular programme, and prospective applicants may choose one of the following study modes.

• Option 1: Full-time (see note 1)
5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed in one year.

Students intending to apply for the full-time route (option 1) must submit a description of their area of research interest when applying.

• Option 2: Part-time (see note 2)
5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over two years

The taught component is completed in year 1, and the dissertation is completed in year 2.

• Option 3: Part-time (see note 3)
5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over three years. 3 taught modules are completed in year 1, 2 taught modules are completed in year 2, and the dissertation is completed in year 3.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree (2:1) and have at least two years' experience in the field of education (or similar). In order to complete the application, the applicant will require electronic copies of their undergraduate degree transcripts, the email addresses of two academic referees, and an up-to-date CV.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


1 Year Full Time/2 years Part Time/3 years Part Time

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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