Leadership, M.Ed. | Part time | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
24 months
10250 EUR/year
3540 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MEd Leadership at University College Dublin deploy a broad concept of leadership that can be applied to teachers at different stages of their career within schools as organizations.


The Leadership programme at University College Dublin is intended to provide a dynamic and transformative learning experience for all students. We are committed to developing our students’ critical voice through reading, discussion, peer learning, presentations and critical review. These participative learning experiences have been tried and tested by us and ensure that high quality learning outcomes are achieved.

Learning outcomes

  • The programme is aimed at those with some teaching experience in primary or post-primary schools in Ireland who would like to either move into a leadership position or challenge the way they think about their work in a variety of ways. Both the PDEL and the Masters deploy a broad concept of leadership that can be applied to teachers at different stages of their career within schools as organizations. Each of the programmes will include some face-to- face sessions (typically on Saturdays to accommodate travel and attendance from all corners of the country). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading a Learning Organisation
  • Contemporary Issues
  • School leadership and the quality of teaching and learning: actors, agency, activities
  • School Transformation
  • Thesis: School Leadership
  • Research Methods 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the MEd Leadership must have a recognised teaching qualification and have relevant teaching experience. Students who have already successfully completed the online/blended Professional Diploma in Education Studies (Leadership) may carry their 30-credits from the Diploma into the Masters Programme and complete the remaining 60 credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3540 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3540 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU Year 2 - €6,960

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.


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