Course Overview

This master’s programme is a one-year qualification for candidates who have completed either the PDSL or DGCS leadership Diploma. Course content will focus on qualitative and quantitative research approaches with a particular emphasis on critically identifying perspectives on researching school leadership.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have completed the PDSL/DGCS in order to be eligible to apply for this course. This is a one-year, top-up programme to enable graduates of the PDSL/DGCS to obtain a master’s qualification.

Additional Requirements


1 year, part-time (Year 2 entry only)

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

31 July 2019

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting



Course code


Course Outline

Students will complete a leadership focused dissertation that will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the ability to engage in primary research and consolidate the learning outcomes achieved in other modules on the PDSL/DGCS programme. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

School principalship, middle leadership positions in schools, education support services, entry to PhD/ Doctoral studies.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

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Mary Dillon
T: +353 91 493 711