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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
The School of Education is highly active in educational research and development, with several students enrolled in doctoral and masters degrees by research. The School has several research projects funded nationally and internationally, addressing key contemporary concerns and issues in education. The School's areas of research expertise include: adapted and special educational needs; bullying in schools; access, diversity and civic engagement in second and third-level education; gender issues in education; science education and public engagement in science; assessment policy and practice; educational technology (learning sciences); an multilingual education and literacy.
The salient characteristics of current research in the School of Education are its multi-disciplinary nature, links to other units within the University&emdashincluding the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Environmental Change Institute (ECI) and the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI)—and a commitment to supporting practitioner research through school and community links.
MLitt (Education), part-time
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• Inclusion, Diversity and Civic Engagement
• Educational Innovation and Creativity
• Mentoring and Leadership
• Educational Policy and Practice
Staff are engaged in research across these four main themes, and in specific areas as follows:
• Special educational needs;
• Bullying prevention, anti-bullying;
• Access, diversity and civic engagement in second and third-level education;
• Gender issues and masculinities research in education;
• Science education and public engagement in science;
• Mathematics education;
• Assessment policy and practice;
• Educational innovation and technology (learning sciences);
• Literacy and multilingual education; and
• CLIL: content and language integrated learning.
Find out more:
Dr. Elaine Keane
Lecturer in Sociology of Education
Director of Doctoral Studies
School of Education
College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
National University of Ireland, Galway
T: +353 91 493 032
Fees: Non EU
EU Part time: Year 1 [2018/19] €3,575. p.a.
T +353 91 493032
Seán Duignan | Past Student
I completed a PhD in Education at the National University of Ireland, Galway between 2006 and 2009, specialising in computer science education. Much of my research entailed practitioner-based enquiry and the supervisory guidance and mentoring I received in designing, implementing and analysing my interventions was outstanding. My experiences as a PhD researcher at NUIG's School of Education are overwhelming positive; I found it to be a welcoming and nurturing environment conducive to scholarly research.