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Your course
The Master of Education (MEd) attract participants from a wide range of educational contexts and disciplines, and offers a dynamic learning environment that aims to foster collaborative learning. Given the nature of the programme, there is a strong emphasis on developing the capacity for self-directed learning and research, with appropriate support from academic staff and a personal supervisor. Specifically, the programme aims to provide participants with the opportunity to a) re-engage with theory, research and practice in elements of the educational sciences and professional studies, and to b) design and conduct a piece of educational research to a high professional standard.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
• Primary degree, and;
• Teaching qualification, or equivalent;
• Honours standard in at least one of the above;
• Generally, two to three years of professional experience.


2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Graduates have found employment in areas such as education leadership and management, education support services, and curriculum development bodies. The programme also facilitates general career advancement. Students typically report that their own view of professional practice has been greatly enriched by practitioner research. Further research opportunities exist at PhD level.

Further enquiries

Dr Elaine Keane
T: +353 91 493 032


1. Taught research methodology modules are specifically designed to equip participants with the necessary research skills to enable students to complete a minor research thesis.

2. Teaching and learning strategies are varied, to include lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars.

3. The qualification allows teachers to enjoy significant career advancement.

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