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Education by Research

Programme Overview
Since the establishment of a link between University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, the Education Faculty of MIC has been in a position to offer a range of postgraduate research options. To date these programmes have attracted exceptional interest, and the number of registered postgraduate research students continues to grow from year to year.

Further enquiries

Faculty of Education Departments

Learning, Society and Religious Education
Acting Head of Department: Dr Maurice Harmon
T: +353 61 774720

Language and Literacy Education
Head of Department: Sean De Brun
T: +353 61 204329

Arts Education and Physical Education
Acting Head of Department: Dr Ailbhe Kenny
T: +353 61 774721

Reflective Pedagogy & Childhood Studies
Acting Head of Department: Dr Lisha O'Sullivan
T: +353 61 204385

Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education
Head of Department: Dr Patricia Daly
T: +353 61 204309

STEM Education
Head of Department: Dr Aisling Leavy
T: +353 61 204978

Application date

Deadline for Applications: Variable.

Research areas

Start your Research Journey
Prospective postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for research proposals with the respective Departments Heads or other faculty at MIC as appropriate.

Academic departments in the Faculty of Education are as follows:
•Learning, Society and Religious Education
•Language and Literacy Education
•Arts Education and Physical Education
•Reflective Pedagogy & Childhood Studies
•Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education
•STEM Education

Before you apply, read about the steps you have to take to do a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC. If you have met all the criteria, click on the 'How to Apply' tab (third item in above or below) to pay your application fee and download the application form that you will submit separately.

There are also a number of Structured PhD programmes available at MIC.

Enrolment and start dates

How to Apply
After you have read How to Apply for a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC, download and complete the application form below.

•The application form must also include any supporting documentation requested.

•In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.

Pay the application fee* and return the application form by email to: or by post to: Research & Graduate School Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.

*Pay your application fee (EU: €33; non-EU: €55) using Realex system. Please note down the payment reference number, make a screenshot or print a copy for your own records.

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