The M.Ed masters degree is a modularised programme and can be attained through a credit accumulation process, the focus is on the continuing professional development of teachers at all levels of education. Students can design their own special programme from the available modules to suit their own professional specialisation, research areas and personal interests. However, students should note that a minimum and maximum quota of students will be applied to each module. In 2017, selection of students was based on teaching qualification, academic record, professional experience and the online supplementary Candidates Statement submitted to PAC.
CKE59 - MEd Modular (120 credit route): Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements should apply for the 120 credit route.
CKE67 - MEd Modular (60 credit route): Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements and who have an approved postgraduate diploma in the general education area or equivalent (with an honours grade) should apply for the 60 credit route. Equivalencies are subject to the School and College approval.
A total of 120 credits, or 60 credits in the case of a holder of one of the approved diplomas, must be completed. Students are limited to studying a maximum of 30 credits in any one semester (for example a maximum 60 credits in any one year). Teaching periods are September-December and January-March/April).
The M.Ed degree offers a variety of taught modules that focus on core areas of the course, e.g. early childhood education, literacy, second language teaching, mathematics, information and communications technology, physical and health education.
The course also explores contemporary issues for education – teaching, learning and assessment, childhood, equality and diversity, socio-cultural perspectives, and special educational needs – reflecting the diverse needs and interests of those who take this course.
Modules are informed and driven by research, and are assessed by project work that links your professional settings to contemporary educational research. This leads to a dissertation based on your professional educational research interests.
Further details on the content and modules are available in the University Postgraduate Academic Calendar to be published in due course. Calendar - Book of Modules.
Why Choose This Course
The M.Ed degree course is grounded in current educational issues.
The range and choice of modules available make the course relevant to all members of the teaching community.
The course is organised and timetabled to suit the schedule of working teachers.
Its' modular and flexible structure allows credits to be accumulated over a two to five year period depending on individual students' choices and circumstances.
Connecting educational research is linked to professional practice experiences throughout the course.