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Be More at MIC

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is a long-established provider of postgraduate programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at Diploma, Master's 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 take a look at our recent Postgraduate Virtual Information Sessions.

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Postgraduate Virtual Information Sessions

Missed our recent Postgraduate Virtual Information Sessions? Watch on-demand (see below) at a time that suits your schedule!

In our first session, Dr Margaret Nohilly, programme coordinator for MIC’s Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching), discusses PME programme content, work placement and the application process.

In our second session, Dr Emma O'Brien from MIC's Faculty of Education and Dr Ronan Flatley from MIC's Faculty of Arts give an overview of MIC's taught postgraduate programmes in Education and Liberal Arts. Also, Dr Julianne Stack from MIC's Research & Graduate School discusses our research programmes, postgraduate study fees and funding opportunities.

Take a look today and you might just find the right postgraduate degree for you. Applications now open!

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Find out all about MIC’s Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching).
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Learn about MIC’s range of postgraduate degrees in Education & Arts

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, master's 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.

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Postgraduate Study at MIC
Join a vibrant postgraduate community of almost 800 students
Be More at MIC
Be More at MIC
Choose from over 30 postgraduate programmes

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

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 Master's 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 master's and doctoral levels.

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Financial Supports
Financial Supports
MIC offers a suite of financial supports to assist postgraduate students

"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