Education - Management in Education


The MA in Management in Education Level 9 (90 credits) programme is delivered in part-time mode on Saturdays and will be delivered in the following three centres in 2019/20:

•Athlone Institute of Technology

•Waterford Institute of Technology

•The Hatch Lab, Gorey

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

•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


2.5 years blended.

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

Course Leader

Dr. Anne Graham Cagney

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 51302689


Course Leader

Suzanne Ryan

Project Administrator Literacy Development

Tel: 51302225


Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules (60 credits)

Academic Enquiry (10) 2 days

Leadership and Management in Education (10) 2 days

Educational Leadership and Personal Development (10) 2 days

Education Research Methods or Action Research (10) 4 days

Education Research Project (Ongoing Study) (20)

Elective Modules (30 credits)

Information Technology 2 days (10)

Financial Management 2 days (10)

Public Relations in Education 2 days (10)

Human Resource Management 2 days (10)

Education Law 2 days (10)

Mentoring 2 days (10)

Educational Innovation & Entrepreurship 2 days (10)

Strategic Planning & Development for Educators 2 days (10)

Independent Learning Project (10)

Sustainability in Education 2 days (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

Closing: 15 August 2020.

Course fee

Programme fee details are available from the Postgraduate Fee Section of our website at €700 per 10 credit module €1,400 per 20 credit module.

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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