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University College Dublin: Education
|University College Dublin View institution profile
|UCD School of Education
|+353 1 716 8500
The MA in Education degree course provides graduates who have academic, professional or personal interests in education with an opportunity to pursue these through study and research at postgraduate level.
The programme offers a number of elective modules in Educational Sciences and Professional Development.
Students are exposed to a range of research skills and techniques which enable them to engage with, and produce, high quality educational research (*Please note this is not a professional training programme, applicants who intend to train as secondary school teachers should apply for the Professional Masters in Education)
Graduates who have graduated with an MA in Education work in a diverse range of careers in education in roles such as: teachers, policy advisors, education professionals, education leaders, education outreach officers, and education and training officers.
|NFQ Level 9
This programme is intended for applicants with an upper second class honours, or international equivalent in their primary degree and who demonstrate evidence of interest in educational issues.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
|7990 Euros for per year
|21520 Euros for per year
This is a 90-credit part-time taught Masters degree programme designed to respond to the interests and needs of education professionals, including those in full-time employment.
On successful completion of the programme, students will have deepened their understanding of key issues within the field of education and familiarised themselves with the latest national and international research in education. (*Please note this is not a professional training programme, applicants who intend to train as secondary school teachers should apply for the Professional Masters in Education)
The aim of this programme is to enable students to explore the core issues and policies relating to Education. It aims to enhance the knowledge base of a range of professionals within the education system, including, but not confined to, classroom teachers, aspiring school leaders, those working with vulnerable pupils and those working with agencies supporting schools.
It aims to familiarise students with the latest national and international research in relation to Education.
It critically explores policy and current discourses in relation to a range of issues, especially equality of participation in education, Inclusive Education, Effective Education, School Leadership and School Organisation. It explores a range of barriers to education, including those arising from disability and additional educational needs, social background and linguistic and cultural context.
This Masters in Education qualification has the potential to further the careers of a range of educators, including mainstream class teachers and aspiring school leaders.
It will enhance recruitment opportunities with a range of agencies that support schools.
|NFQ Level 9
Applicants will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution, or the candidate must present such other evidence of academic standing and/or relevant professional experiences as will satisfy the College of Human Sciences Graduate Taught Programmes Board of their suitability for masters studies.
In addition, applicants should have relevant professional experience.
|5380 Euros for per year
|10760 Euros for per year
Professional Master of Education
The Professional Master of Education is a two-year, full-time Level 9 programme which is creative, innovative and a leading model in initial teacher training internationally.
The programme pays systematic attention to dispositions, values and beliefs regarding professionalism as public service and commitment to social justice with confidence, competence and appropriate expertise, both disciplinary and pedagogical. It develops practice-oriented enquiry which is both rigorous and systematic and builds relevant and sustainable synergies between theory and practice.
|NFQ Level 9
Applicants must register with the Postgraduate Applications Centre,www.pac.ie, and apply online via their website. The final closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.
When applying for a place on the Professional Master of Education, the PME Applicant will be required to make a formal declaration of studies undertaken in at least one post-primary curricular subject area.
He/she will be required to declare that they...
Hold an Honours Bachelor Degree NFQ Level 8 (or equivalent) carrying at least 180 ECTS Credits.
In the second semester of the first year, the Teaching Council will write to all PME student teachers on its database confirming...
That they meet the requirements for named curricular subject(s) and will be eligible to register on successful completion of the PME.
|7080 Euros for per year
|21520 Euros for per year
University College Dublin
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181 in the world.
UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students with more than 9,500 international students drawn from 152 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.
Students are attracted to UCD by the strength …
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