Education & Training Management - eLearning

MSc in Education and Training Management (eLearning)
The dissertation element of the MSc. programme is a piece of independent research. The dissertation is researched and written in the second year of the programme (January - end of June). Within the e-Learning programme there are two options that satisfy the dissertation requirement. Students can carry out applied research which consists of a written piece of 15,000-20,000 words or a creative piece, which consists of the creation of an educational video or online training/educational resources that supports and enhances learning, and a written component.

Through the course of the programme participants examine philosophies of education, theories of learning, developments in neuroscience, and culture and organisations. They gain skills and knowledge in the effective design and use of collaboration learning technologies, authoring tools and videography. In addition, they are encouraged to creatively design and integrate technology to enhance their workplace practice.

Over the course of the programme you will:
• Explore the effective use of collaborative tools and digital technologies for learning.

• Creatively use multimedia authoring tools and methods for creating learning content and online learning courses to enhance workplace practice.

• Reflect on your professional practice and be aware of the values that shape your practice.

• Engage in action research which involves investigating your own practice or a situation with the intent to bring about a change or improvement.

• Examine philosophies of education, theories of learning, developments in neuroscience, and culture and organisations

The course is offered through a blended approach whereby participants benefit from synchronous web conferencing and face-to-face settings. A defining aspect of the programme is learning together as participants are encouraged to collaboratively reflect on and share their learning through a range of activities and social networking.

The Masters in Education and Training Management (e-Learning) programme is a two-year part-time programme. The start date for the programme is late September. The Graduate Diploma element of the programme consists of 6 modules and runs over 3 semesters.

Subjects taught

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

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a good honours degree (minimum H2.2) with three years substantial experience working in a recognised education/training environment. In certain circumstances, applicants not possessing the above qualifications may be considered if they are able to present, at interview, evidence of professional experience and responsibility in a relevant area of work, and high-level interest in the research literature relevant to one of the themes highlighted in the programme. Such applicants will be required to submit a written assignment or portfolio prior to interview.

Candidates should note that an interview is part of the selection process for this programme. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be available for interview. Interview slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It is not possible to accommodate other interview dates.

Queries on Completed Applications
Queries on completed applications can be made by e-mail to

Application dates

Dates for Submission of Applications
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following date:

Please apply by 31st March 2023 using - Part-time (E-Learning strand)

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

All Applications
• All Applicants must apply through DCU's Student Application Portal.

All applicants must submit:
• Certified academic transcripts for all years of study at college or university in original language*, with certified English translations
• Copy of passport
• Certified copy of parchment / degree certificate, with certified English translation if necessary
• Personal statement of 500 words outlining your reasons for applying

* Where an applicant is in their final year of their undergraduate degree, please submit certified transcripts for all years completed to date.

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

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.


2 years part-time.

The programme takes place on scheduled Wednesday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm (webinar) and on scheduled weekends (face-to-face).

Post Course Info

If you are already in employment, this programme offers an opportunity to advance your career in the education or training environment, to improve your leadership and eLearning skills, or to switch to a new career in eLearning, training management, leadership or elsewhere in education.

This programme offers the opportunity to:
• Develop a practitioner researcher approach to the creative design, development, and evaluation of multimedia and technology for learning in a range of work contexts.
• Further develop yourself as a teacher, lecturer, leader.
• Conduct research in technology and learning.
• Advance your career as a researcher and contribute to research and innovation projects
• Impact the change in your organisation.
• Contribute to policy, practice and theory.

The MSc as a management qualification has allowed participants to make a career change. Participants have moved into industry training roles, and the academy. The dissertation in particular allows this opportunity to build a new career pathway.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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