The Master in Education Studies (Inquiry-Based Learning) is an innovative and unique Masters course that taps into the widespread and growing interest in inquiry-based learning at all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education.
What is the Master in Education Studies (Inquiry- Based Learning)?
Despite the growing interest in this area, few opportunities exist in Ireland for students to study for a Master's degree where most of the credits are awarded for study and research in inquiry-based learning. This course aims to rectify this. The course is framed to provide clear interaction between theory and practice. A key feature of the course is to build a community of inquiry among participants, with a focus on collaborative tasks both online and face-to-face.
Who is the course for?
This course is open to teachers and anyone working as an educator in any profession or subject area, at any level.
What will I study?
In year one, students on this course will study 4 discrete modules consisting of a common core module, and three specialism Inquiry-Based Learning modules. In year two, students focus on an area of interest, related to Inquiry-Based Learning within Education Studies, in greater depth. They will develop research skills and prepare a dissertation of 20,000 words on a topic relevant to inquiry-based learning.
Early Exit Award
Upon successful completion of year 1, students have the opportunity to exit this course with a Postgraduate Diploma (Inquiry-Based Learning).