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The Master of Arts in Management in Education programme provides an opportunity for participants to acquire knowledge and skills in key areas of educational leadership. The programme aims to provide participants with the necessary skills for effective educational leadership and management and to increase their self-confidence and efficacy.

The Master of Arts in Management in Education is a flexible modular part-time 90-credit programme suited to practitioners in all levels of education – Primary, Post Primary, Third Level, Further and Adult Education.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

•Demonstrate competency in strategic planning, mentoring, public relations, education law, financial management and information technology.

•Demonstrate knowledge of educational leadership theory and related managerial functions.

•Articulate and analyse personal values in educational leadership and management.

•Evaluate their own practice in light of theoretical perspectives through critical reflection on your own practice and work environment.

•Display and further develop autonomous professional leadership and managerial initiative.

•Research complex educational managerial issues, make sound creative judgements on these and communicate your findings

This course is offered in conjunction with the School of Education, Waterford Institute of Technology. This course is offered as a 1 Year Full-time and 2 Years Part-time course.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of an Honours Bachelor degree (level 8) at grade 2.2 in child/youth studies, social care or cognate discipline. Candidates with qualifications in social disciplines and relevant work experience will be eligible for the programme.


This course is offered as a 1 Year Full-time and 2 Years Part-time course.

Subjects taught

Year 1

Mandatory Modules:

Academic Enquiry, Leading Learning, Education Law.

Elective Modules:

Enterprise and Innovation Human Resource Management in Education, Information Technology in Education, Financial Management in Education, Mentoring, Public Relations in Education, Strategic Planning in Education, Practical Leadership, Research Methods in Education, Dissertation


Course Award : Master of Arts/Post Graduate Diploma
Course NFQ Level: Level 9

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