Teaching, Learning & Scholarship

Key programme benefits to future students
It equips students with a range of skills, competencies, insights and capacities, which will ensure that they will bring the highest quality teaching and learning experiences to the students that they teach, while also managing and progressing their own scholarly careers.

On successful completion of this programme, participants will be able to explore and apply the theory of learning, pedagogy, scholarship and innovation directly to teaching, learning, research and scholarly practice in higher education settings.

On successful completion of this programme, participants will be able to deliver high quality teaching, reflection, articulation and feedback skills and apply them to their own research and teaching development and to the learning and development of their students across disciplines.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Autumn Modules
• Planning for Teaching, Learning and Assessment
• Scholarly Research and Teaching: Developing an Effective Research, Writing and Publication Strategy
• Blended Learning
• Contemporary Learning Theory, Reflective Practice & Peer Observation in Higher Education 1
• Exit at this point with Certificate

Spring Modules
• Contemporary Learning Theory, Reflective Practice & Peer Observation in Higher Education 2
• Technology Enhanced Learning: Theory and Practice
• Writing in Academic Contexts: Research & Pedagogy
• Feedback and Revision in Scholarly Writing

Summer Modules
• Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Year 2
Autumn Modules
• Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher Education Dissertation

Spring Modules
• Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher Education Dissertation

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants must be engaged in teaching in the higher or further education sector for the duration of the programme. Note: subject to the discretion of the course director an interview may form part of the selection process.

In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will be required.

Please ensure that you provide evidence of the following in your application:
Academic qualifications - Full degree transcript and certificates/awards
Evidence of engagement in teaching in the higher or further education sector for the duration of the programme (letter from Head of Department confirming these teaching responsibilities)
A brief personal statement outlining background and motivations for taking the course.
If funded by an organisation external to UL provide confirmation of funding approval*
Approval for dual registration, if currently registered on another programme in UL.
Any requests for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) exemptions should be discussed with the Course Director at the point of entry. Clear justification of prior accredited/non-accredited qualifications should be provided, including an outline of how relevant learning outcomes have previously been achieved in the module(s) in question.
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

*UL applicants should complete the CTL Further Study Application Form which can be found here and submit to Alison O’Regan (alison.oregan@ul.ie) in HR and include it in your programme application.

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Assessment Info



1 year/2 years part-time, on campus.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Grad Dip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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    Course provider