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Master of Education (M Ed)

This degree is level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) awarded by University of Limerick.
Maximum Places Offered: Not Applicable
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  • Programme Overview

    The Master of Education (M Ed) programme is designed for all those interested in enhancing their professional knowledge, understandings and skills. The course, which can be delivered on a full-time or part-time basis, covers theories, principles and practices in contemporary educational settings.

    Key Features

    The objectives of the programme are:

    • To advance knowledge and understandings of educational theories, principles and practices
    • To develop critical and enquiring skills through conversation-building and high quality writing
    • To foster confident researchers and educational leaders on the cusp of renewal and reform in education

    Lectures on the full-time programme will take place on Friday evenings and Saturdays; M Ed Year 1 lectures on the part-time programme will take place on Saturdays. M Ed Year 2 lectures on the part-time programme will take place on Friday evenings. Some additional Saturday workshops may be scheduled

    Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops and presentations, visiting speakers and supervised research. Modules are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and end-of-term assessment. The programme includes innovative techniques for mapping the research process; these techniques are folded into the modes of assessment. A cumulative grade point average system is used to recognise and reward work throughout the programme. The programme is predominantly delivered face-to-face with some lectures conducted online. Each module is strongly supported by an extremely active virtual learning environment.

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      An Dr T.J. Ó Ceallaigh, Programme Coordinator

      Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in Education

      T: +353 61 204325

      E: tj.oceallaigh@mic.ul.ie

      Programme Content

      Academic Programme Structure:

      • Principles and Practice of Research in Education
      • Ensuring Criticality and Reflexivity in Educational Research Design
      • Theory and Practice in Education
      • Curriculum design, Development and Evaluation
      • National and International Trends and Current Issues in Education
      • Research and Practice Portfolio

      Participants will also complete:

      • An Applied Research Project which will be conducted as an introduction to engaging in research. It is intended that this project be completed within one semester.
      • A Dissertation of 20,000 words.

      Programme Assessment

      The core modules will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and end-of-term assessment. A cumulative grade point average system is used to recognise and reward work throughout the programme.

      Full-time Structure

      Semester 1
      Theory and Practice in Education
      Applied Research Project
      Principles and Practice of Research in Education
      Ensuring Criticality and Reflexivity in Educational Research Design
      Semester 2
      Curriculum Design, Development and Evaluation
      National and International Trends and Current Issues in Education
      Dissertation 1
      Research and Practice Portfolio
      Summer
      Dissertation 2

      Part-time Structure

      Semester 1 (Year 1)
      Theory and Practice in Education
      Applied Research Project
      Ensuring Critically and Reflexivity in Education Research Design
      Semester 2 (Year 1)
      Curriculum Design, Development and Evaluation
      National and International Trends and Current Issues in Education
      Research and Practice Portfolio
      Semester 3 (Year 2)
      Principles and Practice of Research in Education
      Dissertation 1
      Semester 4 (Year 2)
      Dissertation 2

       

      Entry Requirements

      • Applicants will be considered for direct entry into the M Ed programme on the basis of possession of a Primary Degree in Education (Level 8 NFQ) at a minimum of Honours 2.2. Applicants who have a 2.2 Honours degree in other disciplines may be considered if they have substantial and relevant professional experience
      • Applicants for the full-time programme must provide an outline of the dissertation proposal (500 words) as part of their application. For further information relating to this please contact the Course Coordinator.
      • For direct entry into Year 2 of the part-time programme, applicants will hold a Professional Development Graduate Diploma in Education (Level 9 NFQ) at a minimum of Honours 2.1.
      • In cases where the applicant does not meet normal entry requirements, the applicant can be assessed on prior learning in line with University policy and procedures on the Recognition of Prior Learning. The admission procedures will include an interview wherein the prior learning and experience of applicants in education will be assessed.
      • Click here for English language requirements.

      How to Apply

      Applications are now closed.

      EU Applicants

      • Download and complete the application form here.
      • Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex hereand return the completed application form by email to: TaughtProgrammes@mic.ul.ie
      • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of your IELTS results (or equivalent) is required.

      Non-EU Applicants

      You are advised to contact the MIC International Office before applying:

      E: International@mic.ul.ie   or    T:  +353 61 204988 /+353 61 774790.

      • Entry requirements and the application process vary according to country of origin. Check your country here.
      • Please click on the link to complete your application through PAC.
      • You will be required to upload your university transcripts
      • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of your IELTS results (or equivalent) is required.
      • The  application fee is €50 and is non-refundable

      Transferring from another 3rd Level Institution

      The transfer route into MIC depends on the content overlap of your new and old course and the number of places on the new course in the year you apply. Before submitting an application you should contact international@mic.ul.ie where we will consider your case with the relevant Head of Department of the course you wish to transfer to.

      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 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. 

      Fees

      For information on Postgraduate Fees please click here.

      US Students please note that you can apply for Federal Aid. Click here for more information.

      Contact
      EU Applicants: TaughtProgrammes@mic.ul.ie
      Contact
      Non EU Applicants : International@mic.ul.ie

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    • Programme Overview
    • Programme Content
    • Entry Requirements
    • How to Apply
    • Ask a Question