Education - Management in Education

The MA in Management in Education is a practical programme for education professionals to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in educational leadership and management. The programme aims to develop participants' self-confidence and self-efficacy as educational leaders and managers. It meets the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of aspiring educational leaders and reflects best practice in educational leadership. By connecting theory to practice, participants are encouraged to actively engage and work with fellow professionals in order to enhance their learning experience.

The MA in Management in Education is a part-time, flexible programme, delivered in blended mode, and designed to meet the needs of busy education professionals. The programme is ideal for those seeking a career in educational leadership and management as it offers a range of modules to develop participants' knowledge and practical skills for effective educational leadership and management.

A range of elective modules are offered each year, from which participants may select modules to suit their own CPD needs towards completion of the Masters programme.

Entry requirements

• An Honours Degree or equivalent
• Three years postgraduate experience in an education environment.
• Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details.
• Applicants must have access to an educational organisation where research may be carried out.


Participants have up to five years to complete the programme.
Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Progression and Career Opportunities
On successful completion of the Masters in Management in Education, graduates may progress to doctoral studies at WIT or another Higher Education Institution subject to meeting the specific entry criteria.

Further enquiries

Programme Leader: Dr. Anne Graham Cagney

Postgraduate Administrator: Suzanne Ryan
T: 051 302225,
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Subjects taught

Course Structure
The programme offers a range of mandatory and elective modules to develop participants' skills for effective educational leadership:

Mandatory Modules
• Academic Enquiry (10)
• Leadership and Management in Education (10)
• Educational Leadership and Personal Development (10)
• Education Research Methods (10)
• Action Research in Education(10)
• Education Research Project (20)

Electives (choose three)
• Education Law (10)
• Educational Innovation & Entrepreneurship (10)
• Financial Management (10)
• Human Resource Management (10)
• Independent Learning Project (10)
• Information Technology (10)
• Mentoring (10))
• Public Relations in Education (10)
• Strategic Planning and Development for Educators (10)
• Sustainability in Education (10)


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

English Language Competency
All applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient English-language competency in order to take part in the course. Please see the Student Information section of the website for more information.

Assessment method

Continuous assessment.

Application date

Courses Starting in September 2019
Online Applications Open: Monday 10th June
Closing Date for Undergrad Applications: 15th August

Springboard & Part-time Open Evening: Wednesday August 21st 5.00-7.00pm.

Course fee

€700 per 10 credit module and €1,400 per 20 credit module.

As all adult education courses operate on a self-financing basis, students are required to pay their own tuition fees. Please note undergraduate applications cannot be processed until at least 50% of the course costs have been paid.

Instalment Plan Facility
If students have difficulty in paying the full fees on application, they may wish to avail of the instalment facility (available to undergraduate students only). When students register, they must agree and accept the terms and conditions. If students fail to meet these terms and conditions WIT reserves the right to withhold certain student facilities and privileges. Please see the Student Information section of the website for more information.

Under the instalment plan: 50% of the annual fee is due on application - i.e. 50% has to be paid before an application will be processed the remaining 50% is due on or before 06th January 2020.

Refund of Part-time Fees:
• A 100% refund of fees paid will be made if requested in writing before the course begins.

• All courses run subject to sufficient numbers. Where a course does not run students will be entitled to a 100% refund of fees paid.

• Students who have paid fees for 12 weeks or less must request a refund in writing before the end of their first week attending the course in order to be eligible for a refund of fees paid minus an administration charge of 25%. No refunds will be paid thereafter.

• Students who have paid fees for more than 12 weeks must request a refund in writing before the end of their 8th week in order to be eligible for a refund of fees paid minus an administration charge of 25%. No refunds will be paid thereafter.

• Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Part-time Student Helpdesk at Refunds may only be made following submission of a completed Refund Form available from the Part-time Student Helpdesk at

Deferral means that a student applies to defer or postpone his/her programme or an element of it. Ordinarily students are liable for fees. However, where there are mitigating circumstances fees may be carried over.

Mitigating circumstances include: Serious medical condition or injury; Bereavement of close family members such as parents or siblings or guardians; a traumatic experience which could include but is not limited to: a) personal involvement in or witnessing of a serious accident or crime b) a serious crime committed against the person.

In order to apply for such deferrals a student must complete the relevant application form(s) within the prescribed time period and supply the required evidence. Please see the Student Information section of the website for further information.

Deregistration and Refund of Part-time Fees
Part-time courses go ahead subject to sufficient enrolments and viability. If a course is undersubscribed, we will let students know at the earliest opportunity, and make every effort to offer students an alternative course or we will refund students the full tuition fee via bank transfer or directly back to your credit card.

Where a student finds themselves in a position where they no longer wish to or are not in a position to continue on their course they need to de-register from the Institute. Deregistering means that a student officially notifies the Institute that s/he is leaving their programme.

Students remain liable for fees up to the date they officially withdraw from the Institute. In order to de-register from the Institute there is a deregistration form which a student must complete which is available from the Part-time Student Helpdesk.

Enrolment and start dates

Courses Starting in September 2019
Classes Begin Week of 9th September 2019.

Open Evening Wednesday 21st August 2019, 5pm - 7pm.

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