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Higher Education

The MA in Higher Education is a part time taught programme that is completed over 2 years.

Entry requirements

Entry to the MA in Higher Education is open to Graduates who have achieved an honours degree.

(The first 15 ECTs can be achieved through evidence of professional practice. Please liaise with Roisin Donnelly, programme coordinator in relation to this option).


Part Time Minimum of 2 academic years.

Participation on this course involves attendance for a half day a week. The MA in Higher Education is on Tuesday Mornings 10am - 1pm.

Further enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
Dr Claire McDonnell
Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre
14 Upper Mount Street,
Dublin 2
T: 01 402 7884

Subjects taught

In Year 1 there is a Professional Development module and modules are also offered in Learning Theories, Higher Education Policy, Academic Writing and Publishing, Creativity and Critical Thinking, Technology Enhanced Learning, Assessment and Feedback, Supervising Undergraduate Research and Research methods. In Year 2 the MA thesis module supports participants to undertake and complete a significant research project and present it in an appropriate thesis format.


DIT Learning Teaching and Technology Centre, 14 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

Award: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Higher Education.

Assessment method

Assignments in Year 1 and Thesis in Year 2.

Application date

Closing Date: 30th April 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Course Start Date: September 2017

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