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Music

The one-year full time programme aimed at extending the Graduate Diploma in Education (Music) or equivalent programme to Masters level thereby continuing the commitment to excellence in the practical and academic teaching of music at post-primary level. The programme is designed specifically for secondary school music teachers. The Masters in Education (Music) is a joint programme of the Department of Education and Professional Studies, and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

The programme aims to produce research appropriate to a Masters level qualification, which contributes to the field of music education research, both nationally and internationally and to deepen students' knowledge and awareness of the key issues in education.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma programme, or equivalent, and achieve 2nd class honours standard (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or equivalent are eligible for consideration to progress to the Masters degree. The selection process will consider the length of teaching experience of applicants and will normally expect that applicants will have 2-3 years teaching experience. Entry to the programme will be based on the result of a written application and interview.

Garda clearance is also a requirement for this programme.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 Year Full Time

Further enquiries

Course Director
Jean Downey
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213160
Email: jean.downey@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1
• Research Methodology
• Dissertation 1
• Contemporary themes in Education

Semester 2
• Dissertation 2

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Enrolment and start dates

This programme starts in June of every year.

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