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Master in Education (M.Ed.) 3 year part time

3 years part-time

Course Description

The Master in Education (M.Ed.) programme is a modular programme, and prospective applicants may choose one of the following study modes.

  • Option 1: Full-time (see note 1)

5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed in one year

  • Option 2: Part-time (see note 2)

5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over two years
The taught component is completed in year 1, and the dissertation is completed in year 2.

  • Option 3: Part-time (see note 3)

5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over three years
3 taught modules are completed in year 1, 2 taught modules are completed in year 2, and the dissertation is completed in year 3.


Notes

Students intending to apply for the full time route (option 1) must submit a description of area of research interest when applying.

Aims of the programme
The degree is intended for those 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, higher education, science education, educational leadership, language education, special education, maths education, arts education, and music education. The programme is designed to promote the ability to participate effectively in the advancement of knowledge, formation of policy, engagement in research and improvement of practice.

Who is the programme for?
The course is open to teachers at all levels of the education system and other suitably qualified professionals working in the area of education. Graduates in fields such as history, philosophy, psychology, administration, language, mathematics or science who wish to relate their particular fields of competence to the practice of education, may also be considered.

Admission requirements
Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree and have at least two years’ experience in the field of education. In order to complete the application, the applicant will require electronic copies of their undergraduate degree transcripts, the email addresses of two academic referees and an up to date CV.

Course structure
The M.Ed. programme is built around the following distinct specialisms. Please note, not all specialisms may run in a given academic year and are subject to minimum student numbers. Please see details below;

  • Drama in Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Critical Studies in Education
  • Higher Education
  • Language Education
  • Leadership and Management in Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music in Education
  • Positive Behaviour Management
  • Science Education
  • Special Educational Needs
     

Course Details

Duration

3 years part-time

Course Coordinator

Dr Erika Piazzoli and Dr Noel Ó Murchadha

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

30 June 2019 for all M.Ed. except:     Leadership and Management in Education closing date of 31 May 2019     Drama in Education closing date of 31 May 2019      Music in Education closing date of 31 May 2019.

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree and have at least two years’ experience in the field of education.

Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 3568 / 1290

master.education@tcd.ie

Website

www.tcd.ie/Education/courses/masters/