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MEd Education

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This is a 90-credit part-time taught Masters degree programme designed to respond to the interests and needs of education professionals, including those in full-time employment.

On successful completion of the programme, students will have deepened their understanding of key issues within the field of education and familiarised themselves with the latest national and international research in education.
The emphasis throughout is to develop critical skills of enquiry as students debate and discuss other key issues relating to education both nationally and internationally.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Applicants will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution, or the candidate must present such other evidence of academic standing and/or relevant professional experiences as will satisfy the College of Human Sciences Graduate Taught Programmes Board of their suitability for masters studies. In addition, applicants should have relevant professional experience.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution, or the candidate must present such other evidence of academic standing and/or relevant professional experiences as will satisfy the College of Human Sciences Graduate Taught Programmes Board of their suitability for masters studies. In addition, applicants must have relevant professional experience.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Applicants will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution, or the candidate must present such other evidence of academic standing and/or relevant professional experiences as will satisfy the College of Human Sciences Graduate Taught Programmes Board of their suitability for masters studies. In addition, applicants must have relevant professional teaching experience.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Sarah Conroy
Contact Number:+353 (0)1716 7965

Subjects taught

MEd students are required to take a compulsory 10-credit module that engages with one of the Education Foundation Disciplines (Sociology of Education, History of Education, Philosophy of Education, for example) and compulsory modules in Research Methods. In addition, they can select from a range of optional modules and must complete a thesis in Year Two.

Stage 1 - Option

Professional Development: Digital Learning Design EDUC40270
Education Sciences: Psychology Applied to Schools EDUC40310
Leading a Learning Organisation EDUC40410
Responding to the Additional Support Needs of Learners (1): Theoretical and Practical Perspectives EDUC40420
Thesis EDUC40470
Institutional Study Project EDUC40700
Critical Policy Analysis EDUC41500
Educational Psychology and Positive Psychology EDUC41510
Children's Rights & Participation EDUC41520
Contemporary Issues EDUC41620
School leadership and the quality of teaching and learning: actors, agency, activities DUC41640
Global Classroom EDUC41990
Guiding Effective T & L EDUC42090
Equalitiy and Social Justice in Children's Learning DUC42590
Quantitative Design and Method EDUC42600
Curriculum and Pedagogy EDUC42610
Philosophical Perspectives on Education and Childhood EDUC42650
Mentoring as Professional Dev EDUC42770
Children's Literature EDUC42780
Mindfulness for Schools: Learning from the Inside Out EDUC42870
Mental Health & Wellbeing EDUC42880
History of Mental Health EDUC42900
Thesis EDUC42950

Comment

The Masters of Education provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of issues in education, and develop expertise in one area of professional development.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed by continuous assessment (projects and assignments). Research assessments under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff are also carried out.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:
MEd PT (W030)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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