Educational Leadership - International

Key programme benefits to future students
The programme builds on the student’s experience of international educational systems and enhances their professional and leadership skills, whilst providing a supportive learning environment. The programme will also yield a supportive network upon which participants can draw in order to excel as future educational leaders.

The programme presents a unique opportunity for education providers and organisations to develop leadership and change capacity in an era of significant challenge and change.

The two-year online programme is designed for teachers with fulltime posts. The programme is designed using flexible learning approaches and distance learning technology.

Key Fact: The programme presents a unique opportunity for education providers and organisations to develop leadership and change capacity in an era of significant challenge and change.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Autumn Modules
• Leadership of Learning and Teaching for Transformation
• Approaches to Educational Leadership for the 21st Century

Spring Modules
• Leading Schools: Culture and Globalisation
• Leading Educational Change: Policy, People, Practice

Summer Modules
• Sustainable Leadership: Dynamics, Resources, Resilience
• Building Leadership Capacity through Mentoring and Coaching

Year 2
Autumn Modules
• Advanced Research Methods for Educational Leadership
• Educational Leadership
• Educational Leadership Dissertation 1

Spring Modules
• Educational Leadership
• Educational Leadership Dissertation 2

Entry requirements

An honours primary degree (2.2) in a relevant or appropriate subject and a teaching qualification recognised by the University of Limerick or suitable equivalent. A minimum of two years relevant educational experience is required (primary, post-primary, further, higher education or other). The English language requirements of the University of Limerick must also be met. The University reserves the right to shortlist & interview applicants.

What to include with your application:
Personal Statement (including a paragraph on how you fulfil the entry requirements of the programme)
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.




2 years part-time, online.


GradDip Applied Linguistics (Z229) Full Time
EU: fee per year - €6105
nonEU: fee per year - €13270

GradDip Applied Linguistics (Z230) Part Time
EU: fee per year - €3650
nonEU: fee per year - €6635

***Fees are subject to change.

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

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Graduate careers
This innovative fully online Master programme is designed to enable teachers, with experience of working in EU and Non EU settings, to obtain a professional qualification that will enhance their career opportunities.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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