Master of Education
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
With participants from a wide range of educational contexts and disciplines, the M.Ed. offers a dynamic learning environment that aims to foster collaborative learning. Given the nature of the programme, there is a strong emphasis on developing the capacity for self-directed learning and research, with appropriate support from academic staff and a personal supervisor. Specifically, the programme aims to provide participants with the opportunity to a) re-engage with theory, research and practice in elements of the Educational Sciences and Professional Studies, and to b) design and conduct a piece of educational research to a high professional standard.
Those eligible to apply will have a degree at level 8 and a teaching qualification (or equivalent). In addition, a minimum of two-three years teaching experience, or relevant professional experience in education, will normally be required.
2 year, part-time
Next start date: September 2015
ECTS weighting: 120
Average intake: 20
Closing date: TBC
The programme combines a taught element with research in the field of education. It is comprised of two components, totalling 60 ECTS credits. Classes take place on Wednesdays during term from 5–9pm, along with sessions during school mid-term breaks and potentially during other holidays.
Year One: 60 ECTS
1. Psychology of Learning and Teaching (10 ECTS)
2. Sociology of Education (10 ECTS)
3. Leadership and Policy Development (10 ECTS)
4. Contemporary Classroom Methodologies (10 ECTS)
5. Professional Practice (10 ECTS)
6. Critical Reading and Academic Writing (10 ECTS)
(Modules offered may vary from year to year)
Year Two: 60 ECTS
1. Research Methodologies (15 ECTS)
2. Minor Thesis (45 ECTS)
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Requirements and assessment
As a result of the strong professional orientation of the programme, completion of the Master of Education has enabled graduates to enhance their professional practice and contribute to the development of policy and practice in the education context within which they work and/or at national level. Graduates have followed career paths into positions in educational administration and leadership, regional/specialist support services, national organisations, and educational research. Graduates are actively encouraged to disseminate their research through appropriate conference and/or publication opportunities and a number or MEd graduates have gone on to complete further research at doctoral level.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €4,495 p.a. 2014/15 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €4,271 p.a. 2013/14
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2014/15
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