Education Leadership

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This master's programme is a one-year qualification for candidates who have completed either the PDSL or DGCS leadership diploma. Course content will focus on qualitative and quantitative research approaches with a particular emphasis on critically identifying perspectives on researching school leadership. Students will complete a leadership focused dissertation that will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the ability to engage in primary research and consolidate the learning outcomes achieved in other modules on the PDSL/DGCS programme.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates must have completed the PDSL/DGCS in order to be eligible to apply for this course. This is a one-year, top-up programme to enable graduates of the PDSL/DGCS to obtain a master's qualification.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2022.


1 year, part-time (Year 2 entry only).

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Career Opportunities
School principalship, mid-level leadership positions in schools, education support services, entry to PhD/Doctoral studies.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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