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Education - Management in Education

This course provides an opportunity for participants to aquire the knowledge and skills in key areas of educational leadership. The course aims to provide participants with the necessary skills for effective educational leadership and management and to increase their self-confidence and self-efficacy. Participants will be presented with theoretical concepts and will engage in self-directed learning through project work. They will apply this learning to their own practice and in their own particular education environment.

Learning Outcomes of the Programme

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

• Demonstrate competency in strategic planning, mentoring, public relations, education law, financial management and information technology;

• Demonstrate knowledge of educational leadership theory and related managerial functions;

• Articulate and analyse personal values in educational leadership and management

• Evaluate your practice in light of theoretical perspectives through critical reflection on your own practice and work environment;

• Display and further develop autonomous professional leadership and managerial initiative;

• Research complex educational managerial issues, make sound creative judgements on these and communicate your findings;

• Be eligible for progression to programmes leading to a higher qualification such as a Doctoral Degree (level 10).

The MAME is a flexible modular 90-credit programme. A range of elective modules are offered each year, from which you select modules to suit your own development needs or towards completion of the Masters programme.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

• An Honours Degree or equivalent

• Three years’ postgraduate experience

• Applicants must have access to an educational organisation

• Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.


Duration: 2 - 5 years

This programme is delivered in part-time mode on Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Course Leader
Dominic Kirby
Tel: +353-(0)51-845518

Postgraduate Administrator,
School of Lifelong Learning & Education
Phone: +353-(0)51-302225

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules (30 credits)
• Academic Enquiry (10 credits)
• Leading Learning (20 credits)

Electives (60 credits -choose 6)
• Strategic Planning (10 credits)
• Mentoring (10 credits)
• Information Technology (10 credits)
• Financial Management (10 credits)
• Public Relations (10 credits)
• Human Resource Management (10 credits)
• Education Law (10 credits)
• Practical Leadership (10 credits)
• Enterprise and Innovation (10 credits)
• Research Methods in Education (10 credits)
• Dissertation, ongoing study (20 credits)


Qualification MA in Management in Education (90 credits, Level 9)

Classes are delivered in Waterford Institute of Technology and St Patricks College, Thurles.

Application date

Closing Date: 30/September/2017

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