Educational Leadership - Online

University of Limerick

Educational Leadership - Online

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.

Subjects taught

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

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

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

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

Spring Semester
• 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.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

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




2 Years 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.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
Examples of careers pursued by applied linguistics graduates include: teaching, public and private sector employment (internationally and within Ireland), customer relations manager, marketing consultant, technical copy editor, technical writer, training and development manager, administrative assistant, fund raiser.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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