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About Hibernia College

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Hibernia College is a blended learning, third level college dedicated to providing access to flexible, high-quality graduate, postgraduate and professional programmes using cutting-edge technology.

We are accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland and awarded by the national qualification authority, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Hibernia College is a member of Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA).

Among the College’s most popular programmes are the Professional Master of Education (PME) in Primary and Post-Primary Education. Hibernia College is Ireland’s largest provider of primary teacher education, and a leader in innovation and research in higher education. Hibernia College’s initial teacher education programmes prepare, develop and support reflective and critical educators who are academically strong, pedagogically skilled, and technologically empowered.

Reasons to Study with Hibernia College

Accessibility: Our flexible, blended learning approach seamlessly integrates educational technology and innovation into our methodologies, empowering our graduates.

Experience: With nearly 20 years’ experience in initial teacher education, we have over 10,000 alumni working at all levels of the Irish education system and across the world.

Support: Our online and face-to-face tuition comprises dedicated faculty, tutors, administrative and technical support, all of whom are committed to helping students meet their academic and career goals.

Faculty: Our programmes are created by teachers, for teachers. Our dedicated and published faculty are educators and active researchers at the forefront of the field of education.

Postgraduate study


Since its foundation in 2000, Hibernia College has delivered a suite of educational programmes through blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of interactive online activities and traditional face-to-face tuition integrated in pedagogically powerful ways. Constantly building on our experience, and availing of the most up-to-date technologies, we continue to provide innovative blended learning programmes to develop the knowledge and skills key to our students’ professional success. Our flexible teaching programmes only require travel to face-to-face events, school placements, as well as Gaeltacht in the PME in Primary programme. Our continuing professional development courses are exclusively online.


Hibernia College is committed to achieving national and international prominence for the quality and relevance of our research. The College is dedicated to developing effective, responsive graduates, scholars and practitioners who use theory and research to enhance their work in a global, diverse and technological society. We are developing a research culture and ethos that permeates all aspects of our organisation, and we aim to build research capacity among faculty and staff and to promote research activity.

We are particularly interested in the following educational research areas:

  • The impact of learning technologies on learning experiences and teaching practices
  • Innovation in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Innovation in teacher education
  • Internationalisation of postgraduate programmes in teacher education
  • Bridging the gap between theory and practice in education
  • Reflective practice

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Facts and figures
  • Number of students: 2000