Religious Education

Key Features
This two-year, part-time M Ed will provide an opportunity for advanced study in the foundations, pedagogies, critical perspectives, contemporary issues and research in the field of religious education; enabling participants to reflect critically and creatively on the application of these insights to a variety of educational contexts.

The programme, designed for teachers and educators who want to augment their understanding of religious education in the contemporary classroom and become religious education leaders in their schools, offers a variety of experiences to build knowledge, competency and skills in religious education, framed within the primary level context. The programme does not qualify participants to teach religious education in school settings.

This specialist postgraduate programme, offered by the Department of Learning, Society, and Religious Education, draws on the specialist expertise at Mary Immaculate College in the area of Religious Education and the complementary discipline of Theology and Religious Studies.

Students will undertake seven taught modules and complete a dissertation.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:
Religious Education: Approaches, Policy and Contexts
Religious Education and Inter-Belief Dialogue
Religious Education and the Search for God
Scripture and the Sacraments
The Christian Vision of the Human Person and its implications for Education
Principles and Practice of Research in Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a First or Second Class Honours undergraduate degree (Level 8, NFQ) in a relevant or cognate discipline and/or have evidence of relevant experience and extensive prior learning in the discipline.

Applications are welcome from teachers and educators who are interested or involved in religious education across a variety of educational settings.

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Application dates

How to Apply
EU - Applicants
Applications for the M Ed in Religious Education are now open.

To apply, please complete all the steps below:
1. Download and complete the application form from our website.
2. You will be required to send your university transcripts.
3. In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS (or equivalent) is required.
4. Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee here using Stripe, and return the completed application and transcripts by email: to

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 26th July 2024.

Please Note: This programme is not open to applications from non-EU countries.


2 years part-time. Delivery Mode: Face-to-face with some blended components.

Programme Schedule:
Programme classes are usually scheduled on evenings and some weekends. The delivery of the programme will be through face-to-face and some blended learning components.

Enrolment dates

Applications for the M Ed in Religious Education are now open.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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