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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

Research and Graduate School Office
Tel: +353 61 204318
Email: RGSO@mic.ul.ie

Faculty of Education Departments:
Learning, Society and Religious Education
Acting Head of Department: Dr Maurice Harmon
T: +353 61 774720
E: Maurice.Harmon@mic.ul.ie

Language and Literacy Education
Head of Department: Sean De Brun
T: +353 61 204329
E: Sean.DeBrun@mic.ul.ie

Arts Education and Physical Education
Acting Head of Department: Dr Ailbhe Kenny
T: +353 61 774721
E: Ailbhe.Kenny@mic.ul.ie

Reflective Pedagogy & Childhood Studies
Acting Head of Department: Dr Lisha O'Sullivan
T: +353 61 204385
E: Lisha.OSullivan@mic.ul.ie

Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education
Head of Department: Dr Patricia Daly
T: +353 61 204309
E: Patricia.Daly@mic.ul.ie

STEM Education
Head of Department: Dr Aisling Leavy
T: +353 61 204978
E: Aisling.Leavy@mic.ul.ie

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 (online - via course webpage) 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. Application forms in Irish available on website (view course webpage 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.

Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex here, and return the application form by email to: RGSO@mic.ul.ie or by post to: Research & Graduate School Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26

Non-EU Applicants
You are advised to contact the MIC International Office before applying on +353 61 204988 /+353 61 774790.

After you have read How to Apply for a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC , download and complete the application form (online - via course webpage below).
•The application form must also include your university transcripts.
•In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.

Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex here, and return the application form by email to: International@mic.ul.ie or by post to: International Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.

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