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MA / PhD in Education by Research

The MA is level 9 and the PhD is level 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) awarded by University of Limerick.
Maximum Places Offered: Not Applicable
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  • Programme Overview

    Since the establishment of a link between University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, the Education Faculty of MIC has been in a position to offer a range of postgraduate research options. To date these programmes have attracted exceptional interest, and the number of registered postgraduate research students continues to grow from year to year.

    Although MIC is currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, applications for MA / PhD in Education by Research are continuing to be administered remotely. Therefore, please proceed with all planned applications as per the usual process.

    Start your Research Journey

    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 at MIC as appropriate.

    Academic departments in the Faculty of Education are as follows: 

    • Learning, Society and Religious Education
    • Language and Literacy Education
    • Arts Education and Physical Education
    • Reflective Pedagogy & Childhood Studies
    • Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education
    • STEM Education

    Before you apply:

    • Read about the steps you have to take to do a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC here.
    • Click here for English language requirements.
    • If you have met all the criteria, click on the 'How to Apply' tab (third item in above or below) to pay your application fee and download the application form that you will submit separately.

    There are also a number of Structured PhD programmes available at MIC. See list here

    Postgraduate Research in Education at MIC
    Postgraduate Research in Education at MIC
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    Contact

    Research and Graduate School Office

    T: +353 61 204318

    E: RGSO@mic.ul.ie

    Faculty of Education Departments

    Learning, Society and Religious Education

    Head of Department: Dr Maurice Harmon

    T: +353 61 204928

    E: Maurice.Harmon@mic.ul.ie

     

    Language and Literacy Education

    Head of Department: Seán De Brun

    T: +353 61 204329

    E: Sean.DeBrun@mic.ul.ie

     

    Arts Education and Physical Education

    Head of Department: Dr Deirdre Ní Chróinín

    T: +353 61 204553

    E: Deirdre.NiChroinin@mic.ul.ie

     

    Reflective Pedagogy & Childhood Studies

    Head of Department: Dr Lisha O'Sullivan

    T: +353 61 204385

    E: Lisha.OSullivan@mic.ul.ie

     

    Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education

    Head of Department: Dr Johanna Fitzgerald

    T: +353 61 204517

    E: Johanna.Fitzgerald@mic.ul.ie

     

    STEM Education

    Head of Department: Dr Aisling Leavy

    T: +353 61 204978

    E: Aisling.Leavy@mic.ul.ie

     

    School of Education

    Head of School: Dr Finn Ó Murchú

    E: Finn.OMurchu@mic.ul.ie 

    How to Apply

    Deadline for Applications: Variable

    Although MIC is currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, applications for MA / PhD in Education by Research are continuing to be administered remotely. Therefore, please proceed with all planned applications as per the usual process.

    EU Applicants

    After you have read How to Apply for a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC here, download and complete the application form here. For applications in Irish, download and complete the application form here.

    • The application form must also include any supporting documentation requested.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS (or equivalent) is required, (Click here for English language requirements.
    • Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex hereand return the application form by email to: rgso@mic.ul.ie.

    Non-EU Applicants

    For advice on visas and the practicalities of living in Ireland, please contact the International office at international@mic.ul.ie 

    • Entry requirements and the application process may vary according to country of origin. Check your country here.
    • After you have read How to Apply for a Research Postgraduate programme at MIC here, download and complete the application form here.
    • The application form must also include your university transcripts.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS (or equivalent) is required, (Click here for English language requirements.
    • Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using TransferMate here and return the application form by email to: rgso@mic.ul.ie

    EU/Non-EU Status Assessments

    The designation of a student as being from the EU or a Non-EU country determines the fees they will pay at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) i.e. there may be cases where a non-EU national acquires EEA citizenship during the course of their third level studies and would qualify for EU fees, for example. 

    Click here for more information on EU/Non-EU assessments which will be conducted by MIC International office to determine status. 

    Although MIC is currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, applications for MA / PhD in Education by Research are continuing to be administered remotely. Therefore, please proceed with all planned applications as per the usual process.

    Fees

    For information on Postgraduate Fees please click here.

    Contact
    Research and Graduate School Office
    +353 61 204318

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  • Programme Overview
  • Faculty of Education Departments
  • How to Apply
  • Ask a Question