Mary Immaculate College

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Graduate education is a key strategic feature of Mary Immaculate College’s (MIC) mission and for many years MIC has provided a suite of diverse postgraduate programmes in the areas of the Liberal Arts and Education, including the MA in Language and Literature, the Master of Education (M.Ed), the Professional Master of Education (PME), an MA sa Ghaeilge and the MA in Media Studies.

Postgraduate researchers at MIC form part of a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community of over 100 PhD scholars and 250 Masters students. In 2015 the College graduated its 100th PhD student from its doctoral register. Reflective of MIC’s commitment to internationalisation is the fact that MIC’s current doctoral register includes students from countries as diverse as Canada, Nigeria, France, Saudi Arabia and Japan as well as a significant number of doctoral researchers from Ireland.

MIC provides a suite of doctoral programmes to research students including two new structured PhD programmes in the areas of Applied Linguistics and Development Education and Practice, as well as a professional doctorate programme in Educational and Child Psychology.

The Research and Graduate School, established in 2013, provides innovative and creative ways for engaging postgraduate students in new learning environments and supportive supervisory contexts.

The programme of transferable skills devised by the Graduate School supports and promotes postgraduate researcher development through the delivery of a range of professional development activities. The programme of workshops offered ensures that postgraduate researchers are supported in the development of the skills they need not only to fulfil the demands of their research programme, but also to progress to the next step in their career - such as problem solving, time and project management, presentation and writing skills, teamwork, oral communications, leadership attributes, and organisational skills.

The Graduate School at MIC also provides a range of financial supports for postgraduate research and study.

For research programmes please contact the RGSO at for further information. For those interested in a Taught Master’s programme please contact the relevant Course Coordinator at MIC.


Information on Postgraduate Awards & Departmental Assistantships available to view here.

Information on fees available here.

Application forms and procedures may be downloaded from the website.

Further information on all programmes and facilities available here.

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