Home Economics - Education - Sligo St. Angela's

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Home Economics - Education - Sligo St. Angela's

Programme Overview
The Master of Education in Home Economics Degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which aims to enhance teaching, learning and research in Home Economics / Home Economics education. Delivered fully online, the programme will facilitate participants to understand and critically evaluate contemporary educational policy and practices in Home Economics / Home Economics education and apply relevant knowledge, theory and research findings in order to inform and enhance their professional practice.

The MEd in Home Economics programme provides the only postgraduate qualification in Home Economics education on the island of Ireland. This interdisciplinary postgraduate programme is designed to meet the personal and professional needs of Home Economics graduates. It will provide participants with an enriched and extended repertoire of discipline knowledge as well as skills for critical reflection. It aims to enhance teaching, learning and research in Home Economics / Home Economics education.

Subjects taught

Year 1*
• Module 1:
Professional Inquiry in Home Economics / Home Economics Education (15 ECTs)
• Module 2:
Participants select one module from the following options:
- Nutrition, Diet & Health (15 ECTs) or
- Family, Youth and Child Studies (15 ECTs) or
- Applied Studies in Fashion and Textile Craft Education (15 ECTs)

• Module 3:
Research Methods (15 ECTs)

Year 2
• Module 1: Advanced Research and Dissertation (15 ECTs)
• Module 2: Dissertation (30ECTS)

(* May be subject to change; Year 1 Module 2 options are subject to numbers).

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Education (Home Economics) Degree or an equivalent qualification in Home Economics at a minimum of H2.2.

Application dates

Please complete and submit an M.Ed. (Home Economics) Application Form 2022 (see application weblink field)


2 years part-time delivered online.

Post Course Info

Further Education
MEd in Home Economics graduates may pursue PhD opportunities.

Career Opportunities
Home Economists who seek continuous personal and professional development, and enrichment of the learning environment / work context. Those involved in Special Education, Post Compulsory Sectors and Community Home Economists. Those aspiring to work with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), State Examinations Commission (SEC), Higher Education, Researchers, Government and Non-Government organisations.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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