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Mentoring Management & Leadership in the Early Years

The new MA in Mentoring, Management & Leadership in the Early Years (MML) commenced in January 2017. It is a 90 ECTS credit programme with an exit award of a Post Graduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS credits.

This new programme is aimed at professionals working in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector who are currently in a management or leadership position, or for those who wish to progress their careers.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold a minimum 2.2 result from a relevant Level 8 programme (eg, BA (Hons.) in Early Childhood Education). Applicants should have (a) formal management responsibilities as part of their work or have experience that has included dealing with issues and challenges that relate to management of the care environment and (b) should have at least two years' appropriate experience.


2 Years part-time

Further enquiries

Mr Jan Pettersen
01-402 4278

Subjects taught

Semester 1:
Perspectives on Mentoring in Early Childhood Education
The Role of Quality in Early Childhood Education

Semester 2:
Management in Early Childhood Education Services
Childhood in Context

Semester 3:
Leadership & Organisational change
Optional module
Semester 4 (MA):
Research Methods

Students will have the opportunity to avail of a range of elective modules from other MA Programmes in the School (run subject to viable group sizes).


Location: The programme will be largely offered at the new DIT central campus in Grangegorman, Dublin 7.

International Study Trip
At an additional cost, students will have the opportunity to take part in a field excursion where the purpose is to observe best practice Early Childhood Education in another jurisdiction.

Application date

The next intake for this programme will be in September 2021.

Enrolment and start dates

Commencement Date September 2021
Location City Centre: Grangegorman

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