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The School welcomes applications from qualified candidates to its postgraduate programmes and offers a rich learning environment for postgraduate students


The Master in Education (M.Ed.)

The Master in Education degree is intended for persons who wish to gain a comprehensive and contemporary understanding in one of the specialisms offered or in a number of disciplines that inform educational theory and practice (the Foundation Studies track). It seeks to equip those who aspire to positions of leadership in fields such as teaching, teacher education, health sciences education, educational management, educational guidance and counselling, special education, arts education, school violence and aggression, and educational research, with an ability to participate effectively in the advancement of knowledge, the formation of policy, the promotion of innovation, and the improvement of practice. Further details on the Master in Education programme ➤➤ here.

The Professional Master in Education (PME)

The Professional Master in Education (PME) is a required qualification for persons wishing to work as post-primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland and a recognised teaching qualification within the EU. The aim of the course is to prepare new entrants for the teaching profession who are professional in all aspects of their work and who are knowledgeable and reflective about the aims and processes of education and are subject experts in their chosen discipline.

On entering the PME students are embarking on a process of professional development which continues through to their induction and probation as a new teacher and then to continuing professional development as an experienced teacher. The 2 year full-time PME programme of initial teacher education constitutes the first stage of this process, primarily a course of professional development with a significant academic dimension. There is a clear emphasis on the acquisition of key teaching competences and students are expected to develop the competences both during their time in TCD and whilst on school based placement. Further details on the Professional Master in Education programme ➤➤ here.

Research Degrees

The School welcomes applications from prospective students wishing to pursue independent postgraduate study in the area of education. For further information on courses offered and in relation to the School's research activities please view ➤➤ here.

Last updated 24 July 2017