Education Studies

ProfDip Education Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.

On successful completion of the programme, students will have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world and have engaged with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines

Students will critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.

Who Should Apply?

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The Professional Diploma in Education Studies (PDES) is open to graduates with a general interest in Education and to qualified teachers who wish to continue their studies in Education issues such as teaching children with additional support needs, children's rights, curriculum and pedagogy, mentoring as professional development and mental health and wellbeing.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Equalities, Social Justice and Children's Learning EDUC42590

Stage 1 - Option
Inclusive Education for Pupils with Additional support NeedsEDUC40420
Critical Policy AnalysisEDUC41500
School leadership and the quality of teaching and learning: actors, agency, activitiesEDUC41640
History of Childhood&LearningEDUC42980
Wellbeing of Children and YouthEDUC43250
School EffectivenessEDUC43270

Entry requirements

Candidates applying to this programme will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level (NFQ Level 8 or international equivalent) from a recognized higher education institution. We welcome international applicants and advise that applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6, or equivalent. Only applicants who have met the English language results will be considered.

Application dates

How To Apply?

The following entry routes are available:

Professional Diploma Education Studies PT (W314)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Part Time


1 year part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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    Professional Diploma

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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