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Learning & Teaching

Is this course for me?

Our Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching is designed to support the development of learning and teaching within third level, further education, post-primary and primary sectors. A key aspect of the programme is the relationship between effective teaching and reflective practice; the imperative to reflect not only on what we should teach, but how effectively we teach.

This course will enable you to critically analyse your own teaching practice, and offer you a variety of pathways to complete a full Masters in learning and teaching.

Every module focuses on critical reflective practice, based on evidence rather than anecdote, and the collection and analysis of evidence is a prominent feature of the programme. It reflects the growing understanding of the central role of assessment and evaluation in learning and teaching and the importance of academic writing and research at every stage of education.

You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across disciplines swith practitioners from all levels of education, including national and international best practice speakers, and following graduation will have the opportunity to work at every level of education.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2). If you don't have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants should be currently involved in an active teaching role.


2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Further Level 9 (Masters) and Level 10 (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways

The main employers are:
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Third Level Education
Further Education

Graduate Careers

Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
Primary School Vice-Principal/Principal
Secondary School VP/Principal

Further enquiries

Further Information
Siobhan Cullen
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186204

Subjects taught

Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits

Academic Writing for Research Mandatory 5
Student-centred Learning and Teaching Mandatory 10

Assessment Mandatory 10

Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Creativity and Scholarship Mandatory 10
Technology Enhanced Learning Elective 10
Inclusive Curriculum Elective 10
Restorative Practice: A Transformative Approach to Teaching & Learning Elective 10
Recognition of Prior Learning Special Purpose Award Elective 10
Alcohol and other Drugs: Responding to Teachers needs in today's society Elective 10
Effective Supervision Elective 10
Educational Leadership and Management Elective 10

Research Methods Mandatory 15

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

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