The M.Ed. programme is designed to serve participants who wish to develop and enrich their own practice in the areas of teaching, leadership & management, language education, special education, drama in education, higher education and arts & science education. The programme is intended for applicants who wish to gain a comprehensive and contemporary understanding in one of the specialisms offered or more broadly in a number of disciplines that inform educational theory and practice.
The Professional Master of 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.
The School welcomes applications from prospective students wishing to pursue independent postgraduate study in the area of education. The School of Education is active in the area of postgraduate supervision and currently has approximately seventy research students at Masters (Research), Ph.D. and Doctoral levels engaging in research across a wide range of areas relating to education. In addition the School has two associated research centers and engages in externally funded research in a number of areas. Current key areas of research include: Language; Drama; Autism; ICT; Sociology; Philosophy; Psychology; History; Anti-Bullying; Leadership & Management; Policy Research; Science Education; Mathematics; HE and FE.