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Management in Education (MAME)

This is a practical programme for education professionals to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in educational leadership and management.

Programme Overview
Waterford Institute of Technology, in partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology, is pleased to offer the MA in Management in Education (MAME) in 2018/19.

The MAME is a practical programme for education professionals to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in educational leadership and management. The MAME has been designed by educational leaders in Waterford Institute of Technology to reflect the key changes taking place in education practice and policy both nationally and internationally. In order to meet the continuing professional development needs of educational professionals across the spectrum of education. By connecting theory to practice, participants are encouraged to actively engage and work with like-minded professionals to enhance their learning experience. It is a part-time, flexible programme, delivered in blended mode, and designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
An Honours Degree or equivalent and three years postgraduate experience. Applicants must have access to work in an educational organisation


2 1/2 years

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Maria Slevin
t:+353 (0)90 648 3050

Further Information
Please contact,
Dr Anne Graham Cagney,
Programme Leader -
Programme Administrator: Suzanne Ryan - T: 051 302225 E:

Subjects taught

Programme Structure
The programme comprises mandatory and elective modules:

Mandatory Modules
• Academic Enquiry
• Leadership and Management in Education
• Educational Leadership and Personal
• Development
• Education Research Methods
• Action Research in Education
• Education Research Project

Elective Modules (choose three)
• Education Law
• Educational Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Financial Management
• Human Resource Management
• Independent Learning Project
• Information Technology
• Mentoring
• Public Relations in Education
• Strategic Planning and Development for Educators
• Sustainability in Education


MA in Management in Education (90 credits, Level 9)

Application date

Closing Date 31 August 2018

Course fee

€700 per 10 credit module and
€1,400 per 20 credit module

Enrolment and start dates

How to Apply
Applications for this programme are made online by going to Code WD548

In order to apply for a single module, please contact
Suzanne Ryan T: 051 – 30 2225 E:

An information and registration evening will take place at the Institute from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on:
Thursday 6 September 2018

Institute staff and representatives of Professional Bodies will be available on this evening to provide additional information on programmes, answer queries and to offer guidance and assistance. However be aware that we invite you to contact us anytime during the year for guidance and advice.
Alternatively, students may forward a completed application/registration form (see back of this prospectus), including the appropriate fee, to the Department of Lifelong Learning.

Please note that postal application and enquiries are welcome by the Department from April 30th to September 12th 2018.

Closing Date 31 August 2018

Please note: AIT Induction is on Saturday 22 September 2018 from 9.30am to 5.00pm. Students will be given guidance on all AIT regulations and operating systems on this day. Attendance on that date is compulsory.

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