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The aim of the Master of Arts in Education is to offer graduates a flexible pathway to a Level 9 qualification by allowing them to choose modules in accordance with their professional interests and practices, whilst developing a set of core educational competences. The mandatory core modules stress the acquisition of a range of theoretical and practical approaches appropriate to level 9 study.

Entry requirements

• An Honours Degree or equivalent and 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.


1 - 5 years.

This programme is delivered in full-time or part-time mode on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Number of credits

Qualification Postgraduate Diploma in Arts / MA in Education (60/90 credits, Level 9)

Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)
Helen Murphy
Phone: +353(0)51-302834

Subjects taught

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Education (Full/Part Time) (60/90 credits)

Mandatory Modules (30 credits):
• Academic Enquiry (10 credits)
• Educational Theory (10 credits)
• Reflective Practice in Education (10 credits)

Electives (choose 30 credits):
• Adult Learning (10 credits)
• Blended Learning (10 credits)
• Curriculum and Assessment (10 credits)
• Education Law (10 credits)
• Enterprise and Innovation (10 credits)
• Independent Learning Module (10 credits)
• Language, Power and Societies (10 credits)
• Mentoring (10 credits)
• Perspectives on Further and Higher Education (10 credits)
• Practical Pedagogy 1 (10 credits)

Research Component (30 credits) MA in Education:
• Research Methods in Education (Mandatory) (10 credits)

Plus one of the following:
• Educational Product* (Elective), On-going study (20 credits)
• Writing for Publication*(Elective), On-going study (20 credits)
• Dissertation*(Elective), On-going study (20 credits)


Campus: Cork Road

Application date

Closing Date: 30/September/2017

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