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Meet the Experts at MIC’s Postgraduate Study Q&A Online Events

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Undertaking postgraduate study can increase your job prospects and salary potential, provide an opportunity to engage with a subject you're passionate about, and help you gain vital skills that will advance your career. Take the first step on your postgraduate study journey and join us for the upcoming Mary Immaculate College (MIC) Postgraduate Study Live Q&A Online Events.

Beginning with a dedicated Professional Masters in Education (PME) virtual session on Tuesday, 26 March (6-6.45pm) Dr Margaret Nohilly, Programme Coordinator, will answer all your questions about this two-year, full-time Level 9 professional teacher education programme designed to qualify graduates as primary teachers. Separately, on Wednesday, 10 April (6pm-6.45pm) experts from MIC’s Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education and Research & Graduate School will host a session on the College’s wide range of taught and research-based postgraduate programmes, fees, funding supports and application processes.

In advance of the live events, there are a range of Explainer Videos that can be watched at a time that suits, covering programme-specific information on the over 30 taught and research-based programmes in the Liberal Arts and Education on offer.

According to Dr Julianne Stack, Research & Graduate School Director: A multitude of research disciplines can be the focus of postgraduate research, and at MIC, you’ll receive the support and guidance from graduate certificate to doctoral level to achieve your study goals. Academic departments and the Research & Graduate School teams work together to provide effective structures to ensure that students are supported in their studies to the maximum possible extent. MIC provides a vibrant postgraduate environment with academic supervision appropriate to the candidate and access to research resources and professional development opportunities.”

Recent additions to the College’s suite of programmes for student intake in September 2024 include a new Masters of Education in Education for Human Rights and Equality and the MA sa Ghaeilge (Ceannaireacht i dTeanga, Cultúr agus Pobal).

The Masters of Education in Education for Human Rights and Equality is an innovative and timely programme, offered on a fully online basis over two years by MIC Thurles, that aims to address the challenges to human rights and equality arising from globalisation, increasing societal diversity, and cultural changes. While primarily aimed at educators, applications are welcome from all those nationally and internationally who have an interest in promoting and protecting the dignity and worth of all individuals.

The MA sa Ghaeilge (Ceannaireacht i dTeanga, Cultúr agus Pobal) is an innovative one-year programme aimed at all those interested in developing their knowledge of Léann agus Litríocht na Gaeilge, along with their leadership skills. Programme participants will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the core areas of Irish language literature, Cultural Studies and Irish Language Arts, Sociolinguistics and Language Planning, with an optional element as well. This disciplinary knowledge will be complemented by the provision of key professional and applied skills. In addition to a robust academic programme, the MA sa Ghaeilge (Ceannaireacht i dTeanga, Cultúr agus Pobal) will develop participants’ analytic, planning, communicative and interpersonal skills in line with their evolving professional and communication needs.

Resources available to MIC postgraduate students include financial supports, peer-to-peer interaction, coaching, and mentoring. Students can also participate in transferrable skills training, which covers research skills, research management practices, personal effectiveness, communication skills, networking and collaboration strategies, teamwork, and career planning and management.

In order to help meet the real-world needs and costs of postgraduate research students, MIC offers funding support of €800,000 per annum through its Departmental Assistantships Scheme and merit-based Research Masters and Doctoral Awards Scheme. Students also have access to the purpose-designed graduate research and study facility on the John Henry Newman Campus. 

According to Ashlyn Thomas, MA in Modern English Literature graduate: “Studying at Mary Immaculate College and engaging with lecturers and students on contemporary issues in the Modern English Literature programme has been absolutely amazing. I was looking to study modern English literature with the same passion and curiosity as I had for classic texts in the western canon, and I found a place at MIC. It’s warming to say I have friends among the faculty and student cohort. I’m truly proud to belong to a community of exceptional scholars adding value to our work and our world.”

Watch on-demand Explainer Videos at a time that suits you.

Register here for the Q&A Events.

** Please note: All events will take place via MS Teams, which can be downloaded here.