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For-Credit Programmes (International)

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Programme Overview

There are five for-credit short programmes on offer at Mary Immaculate College. These are open to current 3rd Level International students. They include an online component followed by a face-to-face component when students travel to MIC in Limerick. Three (3) US credits/6 ECTS will be awarded by MIC and transferred to the home university upon successful completion of the course.

The programmes on offer are:

  • Global Citizenship, Migration and Sustainability
  • International Philosophies of Education and their Impact on the Classroom
  • Oral History in Educational Contexts 
  • Ethical Approaches to Community Engagement
  • International Research Methods Summer School

Click here to download the brochure for short-term study abroad programmes for International Students.

 

Innovative Short-Term Study Options
Innovative Short-Term Study Options
These programmes are open to International students & have a blended delivery.

Contact

International Office

T: +353 61 204974

E: International@mic.ul.ie

Programme Content

Global Citizenship, Migration and Sustainability - 3 US credits/6 ECTS
Join MIC on this innovative short-term programme, where you will develop your understanding of global issues, processes, trends and systems.

Themes explored will include:

  • Social Justice
  • Exodus and Exile
  • Displacement and Identity
  • Inclusion and Belonging
  • Sustainability
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Human Rights
  • Human-Environment Relations

Students will be encouraged and supported to research topics with cultural humility and respect and recognise the diversity within and between cultures and societies of the world.

Delivery

Delivery will be blended. The online component will comprise of 12 asynchronous lectures and 2 synchronous lectures over four weeks and will include interviews with experts in their fields. Students will have completed the academic study element of the program before arriving in MIC and will have on campus lectures and site visits when they arrive in Ireland. While at MIC, they will build upon this knowledge through facilitated discussions, workshops, reflections, debates, field trips, group engagement and other interactive classes.

Assessment

Assessments will be based on active engagement in online and in-class activities as well as the completion of a reflective journal. 3 US credits/6 ECTS will be awarded by MIC and transferred to the home university upon successful completion of the course.

Ethical Approaches to Community Engagement - 3 US credits/6 ECTS
On this short-term programme, you will explore theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments as well as the applications of these theories to contemporary moral issues.

  • Explore the key elements of Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Ethics of Care
  • Investigate the competing visions put forward by philosophers who advocate for each theory
  • Critically engage with their arguments to examine their strengths and weaknesses
  • Discuss ethical issues that arise in key areas of Applied Ethics, with a central focus on Social Justice and Community Engagement Students will be supported to explore their own ethical voice and to think critically about ethical issues using real world case studies.

Delivery

Delivery will be blended. The online component will comprise of 12 asynchronous lectures and 2 synchronous lectures over four weeks and will include interviews with experts in their fields. Students will have completed the academic study element of the program before arriving in MIC and will have on campus lectures and site visits when they arrive in Ireland. While at MIC, they will build upon this knowledge through facilitated discussions, workshops, reflections, debates, field trips, group engagement and other interactive classes.

Assessment

Assessments will be based on active engagement in online and in-class activities as well as the completion of a reflective journal. 3 US credits/6 ECTS will be awarded by MIC and transferred to the home university upon successful completion of the course.

Oral History in Educational Contexts - 3 US credits/6 ECTS
On this innovative short-term programme, you will build alternative perspectives on the past through oral dialogue. Topics include:

  • Evaluating Oral History as a historiographical and pedagogical tool
  • Oral History, Ethics and the Law
  • Exploring concepts of memory through oral history classroom-based work
  • Exploring narrativity through oral history work
  • Oral history and digital storytelling as a pedagogical approach
  • Frames of interpretation and analysis in oral history
  • Oral History in Society
  • Interviewing and Listening Techniques in Oral History Students will be exposed to the theories and methodologies of oral history and can explore how it can be deployed as a pedagogical tool in the classroom.

Delivery

Delivery will be blended. The online component will comprise of 12 asynchronous lectures and 2 synchronous lectures over four weeks and will include interviews with experts in their fields. Students will have completed the academic study element of the program before arriving in MIC and will have on campus lectures and site visits when they arrive in Ireland. While at MIC, they will build upon this knowledge through facilitated discussions, workshops, reflections, debates, field trips, group engagement and other interactive classes.

Assessment

Assessments will be based on active engagement in online and in-class activities as well as the completion of a reflective journal. 3 US credits/6 ECTS will be awarded by MIC and transferred to the home university upon successful completion of the course.

International Philosophies of Education and Their Impact on the Classroom - 3 US credits/6 ECTS
On this short-term programme, you will learn about intellectual heritage from around the world and the value and variety of indigenous educational philosophies.

  • Develop a critical understanding of wider global educational philosophies
  • Understand, value, lead and promote inclusive, non-ethnocentric educational practices
  • Learn to expand, not replace, current understandings of Western education
  • Reflect on your own educational philosophy and how it is reflected in societies’ educational systems. Given the rapid pace of globalisation, this module will develop the reflective capacity of the participants to facilitate their development as engaged citizens.

Delivery

Delivery will be blended. The online component will comprise of 12 asynchronous lectures and 2 synchronous lectures over four weeks and will include interviews with experts in their fields. Students will have completed the academic study element of the program before arriving in MIC and will have on campus lectures and site visits when they arrive in Ireland. While at MIC, they will build upon this knowledge through facilitated discussions, workshops, reflections, debates, field trips, group engagement and other interactive classes.

Assessment

Assessments will be based on active engagement in online and in-class activities as well as the completion of a reflective journal. 3 US credits/6 ECTS will be awarded by MIC and transferred to the home university upon successful completion of the course.

International Research Methods Summer School – 3 US credits/6 ECTS
Post-graduate students can join MIC on this innovative Research Methods short-term program, where you will:

  • Develop your skills necessary to conduct a piece of educational research
  • Familiarize yourself with the development of a research question
  • Explore a range of both qualitative and quantitative research designs
  • Develop awareness, understanding and critical appreciation of the ethics process and your own reflective stances

Delivery

Delivery will be blended. The online component will comprise of 12 asynchronous lectures and 2 synchronous lectures over four weeks from April and will include interviews with experts in their fields. Students will have completed the academic study element of the program before arriving in MIC and will have on campus lectures when they arrive in Ireland. The in-person component will include a two-day conference, when participants will meet faculty from MIC’s partner universities around the world. These experts will share their wide range of international perspectives on research methods. Participants will also take part in a ‘thesis-in-three’ competition, whereby they will summarise their own research in three minutes, as part of the assessment for the course. The academic conference will conclude a week of workshops and discussion fora, providing unique opportunities to network with peers and international guests during cultural excursions to some of the beautiful scenic and historic sites along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Assessment

Assessments will be based on active engagement in online and in-class activities as well as the completion of a reflective journal. 3 US credits/6 ECTS will be awarded by MIC and transferred to the home university upon successful completion of the course, if required. It is also possible to audit this course without earning credits.

How to Apply

For more information, contact MIC International Office.

 T: +353 61 204974

 E: International@mic.ul.ie

  • Programme Overview
  • Programme Content
  • How to Apply