The Master of Education (Full Time) MH52G is not an initial teacher education programme. It does not confer qualified teaching status.

Modules are offered on a two year rotation cycle. Not all modules are offered every year.

This taught Master of Education programme is designed for those interested in the field of educational studies. Its flexible modular design offers the opportunity of completing a Master of Education Degree full-time, in one year, or part-time, over two or more years. It is a 90-credit degree with each module counting for 10 credits. In their final year students choose to complete either a thesis (thirty credits) or a capstone project (twenty credits). It offers a solid foundation for a life-time’s reflection on and study of education.

Modules are taught on weekday evenings. Some are offered as Easter and Summer School choices.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and some other postgraduate courses are eligible for module exemptions.

It is possible to study modules of particular interest without completing a Master of Education degree or to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies after completing 60 credits.

Subjects taught

Students can choose a specialism option or a general option. The specialisms on offer are Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Teaching and Learning, and Social Justice Education.

Entry requirements

This modular programme offers a coherent, dynamic, postgraduate learning experience for teachers, educators and other professionals interested in the field of educational studies.

Applicants will hold the equivalent of an honours degree and/or honours postgraduate diploma.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Application dates

Closing Date : 30 June 2024


PAC code: MH52G (full-time): 1 year
PAC code: MH57G (part-time): 2 years

More details
  • Qualification letters

    T-M.Ed. ELM

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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