Education & Training Management - Leadership

MSc in Education and Training Management (Leadership)
• Participants come from all levels of the education system (primary, post-primary, adult and community, and third level) as well as from industry, the health sector, state agencies, and community organizations.
• Using a combination of blended and face-to-face sessions structured to support achievement for students undertaking Masters level study while balancing work and family commitments, this programme offers the opportunity to:
• Through the course of the programme participants explore the theories of organisational management and leadership, organisational decision making and the psychology of organisational behaviour, change management and culture in organisations.
• You learn the key dimensions of the recruitment, selection and retention of human resources.
• Gain knowledge and skills in research, culminating in the opportunity to complete a research project of relevance in your own workplace setting.

To enable students to:
• Develop the knowledge and skills to provide effective leadership in the workplace and society.
• Acquire key principles, best practices, characteristics and the organisational strategy required by managers and leaders in today's fast-changing and complex operating environment.
• Develop self-management skills to enable them to become more effective managers, educators and learning facilitators.

Subjects taught

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

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) 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.

Application dates

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:

Closing date for applications 30th April 2023.

All entry requirements should be met before the commencement of the programme.

Queries on Completed Applications
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to

Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to

To apply for this programme:
• All Applicants must apply through DCU's Student Application Portal.
• Provide certified academic transcripts for all years of study at college or university in original language*, with certified English translations if applicable.
• Provide a copy of passport.
• Provide certified copy of parchment / degree certificate, with certified English translation if applicable.
• Provide a 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 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 which meets DCU entry requirements.

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 modules take place every second Saturday from 9am-1pm in Semester 1 (end of September - mid-December) and on selected Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm-9pm. The same schedule takes place for Semester 2 (February-end of April).

Post Course Info

The MSc in Education and Training Management (Leadership) at DCU is a management qualification. It builds on a long heritage equipping educators moving into, or holding, leadership roles with the knowledge and skills to succeed in those roles. It is the ideal qualification for those who wish to progress in their current employment environment connected to the broad education and training sector including schools, industry training, health and many areas of public sector management.

For others, 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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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