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 a critical awareness of current and emerging management tools and systems involved in an educational setting
• Apply a range of standard and specialised research tools and techniques to complete projects based within an educational context
• Critically reflect on the impact of procedural and substantive law on the teacher and education in Ireland
• Develop the competence to deal with the financial responsibilities in managing an educational institution
• Research complex educational managerial issues, make sound creative judgements on these and communicate your findings
• Consider the role of ICT, Learning Management Systems and new technologies in the planned development of their educational institute
• Evaluate and appraise the role of strategy and strategic planning processes in an educational institution

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

An Honours Degree or equivalent and three years postgraduate experience. Applicants must have access to an educational organisation. If English is not your first or native Language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.


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

Postgraduate Administrator: Suzanne Ryan,
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

How To Apply
Applications for the entire programme available online at To apply for a single module, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator.

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