School Leadership

This one-year blended Master of Education in School Leadership (MESL) programme is specifically designed for those who have completed a recognised level-9 Postgraduate Diploma in the field of educational leadership, management and administration. Through a social scientific inquiry model, students capitalise on their professional and academic experiences to further develop a nuanced understanding of educational leadership, organisational developments, policy enactment and the contextual subtleties within the Irish system that factor into the work of educational leaders. As a result, a primary goal of this programme is to provide aspiring and established leaders with a research informed perspective of the relational nature of leading a learning organisation.

Key Fact
This programme is endorsed by the Centre for School Leadership (CSL) as it meets the national priority of providing school leaders with a structured pathway towards Masters qualification.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

• Advanced Research Methods 1: Research Design

• M. ED Thesis 1

• M. ED Thesis 2

Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership or equivalent with a minimum second class honours grade two.

Application dates


Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable).

A copy of your passport or birth certificate (long document).

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


1 Year, Part Time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Master of Education

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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    Course provider