Research and advancing personal knowledge in a variety of disciplines informs and animates the educational mission of Mary Immaculate College and our vibrant postgraduate community has close to 800 people pursuing further study. With a large variety of postgraduate programmes in education and the liberal arts from graduate diploma to doctoral level, MIC can help you build on your existing degree, retrain in fields like teaching or simply gain a professional edge in your chosen career.
Postgraduate students can engage in both taught and research-based programmes using numerous entry and inclusion pathways. There are over 30 different programmes to choose from, offering diversity not just in subject matter but in learning methods. The MIC staff strives for excellence in the quality of modules delivered and supervision offered. A positive and productive student experience is central to our goals.
The MIC Research & Graduate School, based on the John Henry Newman campus in Limerick, is a hub of innovation with dedicated facilities, specialised services and ample training opportunities designed to produce world class researchers and research outcomes. The RGS is committed to best international practice and aims to foster creative teaching and learning; original and unique research, and the flourishing of the human spirit.
MIC realises that financial supports for students undertaking research at our college are critical. To this end, MIC offers numerous forms of support including a Doctoral Award (PhD in Arts or Education), an MIC Doctoral Studentship, an MIC Postgraduate Award, numerous departmental Assistantships, Presidents Scholarships and Special Awards. This is in addition to external funding prospects.
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.
Staff from MIC's Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and Research & Graduate School will give you an overview of MIC's many postgraduate programmes and answer any questions you have about postgraduate study at MIC. You will also get to tour our Limerick campus with current postgraduate students.
Registration in advance is required and will open in mid-December.
Find your Postgraduate Programme
There is a vibrant community of full-time and part-time postgraduate students based at MIC Limerick, many of whom are actively tutoring and lecturing as well as studying and conducting research.
Programmes cover a diverse range of topics across the disciplines of Education and the Liberal Arts, and categories include taught, research-based or a combination of the two i.e. structured PhDs.
Forms of financial support available include Doctoral Awards, an MIC Doctoral Studentship, an MIC Postgraduate Award, numerous departmental assistantships, Presidents Scholarships and Special Awards.