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Education - Part Time 2 Years

The Master in Education (M.Ed.) programme is a modular programme, and prospective applicants may choose one of the following study modes.

• Option 1: Full-time (see note 1)
4 modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed in one year
• Option 2: Part-time (see note 2)
4 modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over two years
The taught component is completed in year 1, and the dissertation is completed in year 2.
• Option 3: Part-time (see note 3)
4 modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over three years
2 modules are completed in year 1, 2 modules are completed in year 2, and the dissertation is completed in year 3.

Notes:
Students intending to apply for the full time route (option 1) must submit a dissertation proposal when applying.

'**The Guidance Counselling strand on the M. Ed will NOT be running in 2016/17 as it is under review**'

Aims of the programme
The degree is intended for those who wish to gain a comprehensive and contemporary understanding in one of the specialisms offered or in a number of disciplines that inform educational theory and practice (the Foundation Studies track). It seeks to equip those who aspire to positions of leadership in fields such as teaching, higher education, science education, educational leadership, educational guidance and counselling, special education, arts education, music education. The programme is designed to promote the ability to participate effectively in the advancement of knowledge, formation of policy, engagement in research and improvement of practice.

Who is the programme for?
The course is open to teachers at all levels of the education system and other suitably qualified professionals working in the area of education. Graduates in fields such as history, philosophy, psychology, administration or science who wish to relate their particular fields of competence to the practice of education, may also be considered.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements
Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree and have at least two years’ experience in the field of education. In order to complete the application the applicant will require electronic copies of their undergraduate degree transcripts, the email addresses of two academic referees and an up to date CV.

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree and have at least two years’ experience in the field of education.

Duration

2 Years part-time

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator Dr Erika Piazzoli and Dr Noel Ó Murchadha
Telephone Number +353-1-896 3568 / 1290

Subjects taught

Course structure
The M.Ed. programme is built around the following distinct specialisms. Please note, not all specialisms may run in a given academic year and are subject to minimum student numbers. Please see details below;
• Drama in Education
• Early Intervention
• Foundation Studies
• Higher Education
• Language Education
• Leadership and Management in Education
• Mathematics Education
• Music in Education
• Positive Behaviour Management
• Science Education
• Special Educational Needs

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Specialisms

Master in Education Co-Operative Learning, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Drama in Education, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Early Intervention, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Foundation Studies, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Leadership and Management in Education, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Mathematics Education, 2 years full-time 
Master in Education Music, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Positive Behaviour Management, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Science Education, 2 years part-time 
Master in Education Special Educational Needs, 2 years part-time

Application date

Closing Date 30 June 2018 for all M.Ed. except:
Leadership and Management in Education closing date of 31 May 2018.

Drama in Education closing date of 31 May 2018.

Music in Education closing date of 31 May 2018.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2018

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