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Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is a long-established provider of postgraduate programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at Diploma, Masters and Doctoral (PhD) level. Grounded in decades of research and scholarship, MIC offers postgraduate students experienced, responsive and tailored research supervision and mentoring.

To learn more about the postgraduate study at MIC join us on-campus for the MIC Open Day on Saturday 21 January.

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MIC Open Day 2023

The MIC Open Day will be held at our Limerick campus on Saturday 21 January (10am-1pm). The Open Day will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about postgraduate study at our campuses in Limerick and Thurles.

At 11am, Dr Julianne Stack from MIC's Research & Graduate School and Dr Emma O'Brien from MIC's Faculty of Education will present an overview of our taught and research postgraduate programmes (Room T.101).

Staff from our Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and Research & Graduate School will be available from 10am-1pm to answer any questions you have about postgraduate study at MIC, and you will also get to tour our Limerick campus with current postgraduate students.

Be More with a Postgraduate Degree from MIC
Be More with a Postgraduate Degree from MIC
Find out more at the MIC Open Day on 21 January
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Dr Julianne Stack from MIC's Research & Graduate School discusses fees & financial supports

Postgraduate Information Virtual Sessions

Missed our Postgraduate Information Virtual Sessions earlier this year? You can now watch them on-demand at a time that suits your schedule. 

Watch now to learn more about our many postgraduate study options from diploma to doctoral level, and how a postgraduate qualification from MIC can take your career to the next level.

Applications for MIC's postgraduate programmes are now open. 

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Professor William Leahy, Rachel Godfrey & Dr Julianne Stack discuss our Arts postgraduate programmes
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Dr TJ Ó Ceallaigh & Dr Julianne Stack share insights on our Education postgraduate programmes
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Postgraduate Study at MIC
Join a vibrant postgraduate community of almost 800 students

Why should you pursue postgraduate study?

At MIC, you can choose from over 30 taught and research-based programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts, and with the assistance of our dedicated and experienced staff you will be supported throughout your academic journey.

By undertaking postgraduate study, either at diploma, masters or doctoral level, you can: 

  • Increase your job prospects and salary potential
  • Engage with a subject you are passionate about 
  • Explore your passion for learning and become an expert in your chosen field
  • Unlock your career prospects or change your career in a different direction
  • Gain transferrable skills that will advance your professional career 
  • Develop your professional network and be part of a growing and vibrant postgraduate community

You can #BeMoreAtMIC.

What skills will you develop?

MIC systematically builds for student success and well-being, while also adding a wide range of transferrable skills training in areas such as academic writing, project management, research integrity and ethical conduct, distributed leadership, and presentation and conference skills. Student progress is supported through routine panel-based periodic review and progression markers.

The following are just some of the skills that you will develop:

  • Self-awareness and the ability to identify your own training needs
  • Research skills and techniques
  • Research management (organisational skills, time and project management)
  • Personal effectiveness (flexibility, open-mindedness, self-discipline)
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Networking and team working skills
  • Career management
Be More at MIC
Be More at MIC
Choose from over 30 postgraduate programmes
Financial Supports
Financial Supports
MIC offers a suite of financial supports to assist postgraduate students

Financial Supports

Financial support structures for students undertaking postgraduate research are critical in attracting world-class students to our campus, and students pursuing or intending to pursue research postgraduate degrees at MIC are eligible to apply for a suite of funding supports. 

Recognising the need to help meet the real world needs and costs of postgraduate research, we offer funding supports of €800,000 per annum through the merit-based Research Masters and Doctoral Awards Scheme, and our Departmental Assistantship Scheme. These financial support schemes are managed by MIC’s Research and Graduate School (RGSO) and are hugely important to research candidates as they engage and progress in their research journeys at masters and doctoral levels.

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"The best feature of postgraduate study here at Mary Immaculate College is the support we get from the Research & Graduate School"

Dr Jade Dillon, PhD Graduate