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

•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 part-time.

The MA in Management in Education Level 9 (90 credits) programme is delivered in part-time mode on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm and will be delivered in the following three centres:

•Waterford Institute of Technology
•The Hatch Lab, Gorey

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)
Suzanne Ryan, Postgraduate Administrator, School of Lifelong Learning & Education

Dr. Anne Graham Cagney
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 51302689

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules (60 credits):
• Academic Enquiry 4 days (10 credits)
• Leadership & Management in Education 3 days (10 credits)
• Educational Leadership & Personal Development 3 days (10 Credits)
• Education Research Methods OR Action Research 2 days (10 Credits)
• Education Research Project Ongoing study (20 Credits)

Elective Modules (30 credits):
• Information Technology 2 days (10 Credits)
• Financial Management 2 days (10 Credits)
• Public Relations in Education 2 days (10 Credits)
• Human Resource Management 2 days (10 Credits)
• Education Law 2 days (10 Credits)
• Mentoring 2 days (10 Credits)
• Educational Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2 days (10 Credits)
• Strategic Planning & Development for Educators 2 days (10 Credits)
• Sustainability in Education 2 days (10 Credits)


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