12 months
12850 EUR/year
7988 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Education programme of Trinity College Dublin is designed for learners who wish to develop and enrich their own knowledge and practice in their specific areas of education and who aspire to leadership positions.


Course Description

M.Ed. students register on one of the twelve strands of the programme, giving them the opportunity to further their understanding of educational theory and research, contemporary issues, and practice and policy issues within their specialisms. All students also attend a common research module.

The Education programme of Trinity College Dublin is a modular programme and prospective applicants can choose to study on a full-time or part-time basis over two or three years. The full-time programme takes twelve months.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is suitable for educational professionals, including teachers, and for individuals in related fields. 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, will also be considered.

Programme Structure

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.
  • Students intending to apply for the full-time route (option 1) must submit a description of their area of research interest when applying.
Option 2: Part-time
  • 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

Option 3: Part-time

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree (2:1) and have at least two years’ experience in the field of education (or similar).
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12850 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7988 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7988 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • EU/EEA: 5,169 EUR
  • Non-EU/EEA: 8,277 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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