This level 9 (90 credits) taught Masters course is offered on a modular basis. This means students can choose how many modules they take each semester and design their own programme to suit their lifestyle. Each module counts for 10 credits. With this flexibility, students may complete their Master's degree full-time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of a number of years. It is possible to study modules of particular interest without completing a Masters degree or to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies after completing 60 credits.
The Master of Education course is designed for primary and post-primary teachers, aspiring and existing leaders, early childhood educators, and other students and professionals interested in the field of educational studies. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional practice and the field of education as an academic discipline.
Due to the flexible nature of the programme, students can choose to complete modules at their own pace and can take one or more modules per year, up to 8 years. Students can opt for a M.Ed with Specialism or M.Ed. General. It is possible to study modules of particular interest without completing a Masters degree. Students, for example, might also exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies after completing 60 credits.