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Mary Immaculate College

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Mary Immaculate College

If you would like to be part of an innovative and creative learning environment, with excellent student supports and resources, apply now for one of Mary Immaculate College’s (MIC’s) world-class postgraduate programmes in the Liberal Arts and Education offered at Diploma, Masters and Doctoral (PhD) levels.

Postgraduate study

Mary Immaculate College offers a diverse suite of postgraduate programmes in Liberal Arts and Education to masters and doctoral level. Full-time, part-time and distance learning taught and research programmes are available. Be part of an innovative and creative learning environment with excellent student supports, graduate skills training and a range of financial supports.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes in Education

Highlighted Course: MA in Applied Linguistics

The course is aimed primarily at Language Teachers and other language professionals. The Masters in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, sociolinguistics, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context.

To offer the optimum flexibility, the course is offered in three possible delivery formats: face-to-face on campus, fully online or blended (a combination of face-to-face and online delivery).

Our Courses:

Taught Postgraduate Programmes in Arts

Research

Faculty of Education

PhD by Research and Thesis is available in the following areas:

  • Learning, Society & Religious Education
  • Language, Literacy & Mathematics Education
  • Reflective Pedagogy & Early Childhood Studies
  • Arts Education & Physical Education
  • Department Special Education

Prospective Postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for Research proposals with the respective Departments Heads or other faculty as appropriate.

Faculty of Arts

PhD by Research and Thesis is available in the following areas:

  • English Language & Literature
  • French Studies
  • Gaeilge
  • German Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics & Computer Studies
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Theology & Religious Studies

Funding

In order to help meet the real world needs and costs of postgraduate research MIC also offers funding supports of €800,000 per annum through a Departmental Assistantships Scheme and merit-based Research Masters and Doctoral Awards Scheme. More information on MIC Awards and Assistantships can be found here.

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