Mentoring Management & Leadership in the Early Years

The new MA in Mentoring, Management & Leadership in the Early Years (MML) commenced in January 2017. It is a 90 ECTS credit programme with an exit award of a Post Graduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS credits.

This new programme is aimed at professionals working in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector who are currently in a management or leadership position, or for those who wish to progress their careers.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold a minimum 2.2 result from a relevant Level 8 programme (eg, BA (Hons.) in Early Childhood Education). Applicants should have (a) formal management responsibilities as part of their work or have experience that has included dealing with issues and challenges that relate to management of the care environment and (b) should have at least two years' appropriate experience.

Subjects taught

Semester 1:
Perspectives on Mentoring in Early Childhood Education
The Role of Quality in Early Childhood Education

Semester 2:
Management in Early Childhood Education Services
Childhood in Context

Semester 3:
Leadership & Organisational change
Optional module
Semester 4 (MA):
Research Methods

Students will have the opportunity to avail of a range of elective modules from other MA Programmes in the School (run subject to viable group sizes).


2 Years part-time

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date September 2021
Location City Centre: Grangegorman

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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