M.Ed. Blended

Leadership of Wellbeing in Education

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

24 months
8781 EUR/year
4403 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The promotion of wellbeing is gaining an increased profile in many settings including education. Hence the importance and relevance of the new M Ed in Leadership of Wellbeing in Education programme from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.


This two-year part-time Level 9 programme will provide participants with the skills to assume leadership positions in the promotion of wellbeing in a variety of educational settings and in the wider community.

Key Features

The Leadership of Wellbeing in Education programme from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick will consider the different theoretical presentations of wellbeing and examine how learners can be empowered to take ownership of the many dimensions of their wellbeing as they progress through their education. 

The programme will demonstrate ways in which wellbeing can be promoted across the curriculum, recognising the impact of the hidden curriculum and the role of the many key stakeholders in education. The promotion of teacher wellbeing will also be a significant aspect of the programme with participants being facilitated to reflect on how they internalise the concept in their own lives. 

The programme will equip participants in the development of leadership skills in relation to wellbeing in education. In addition participants will be enabled to conduct high level research in relation to wellbeing in education, thus providing themselves with a strong evidence based for future school initiatives. 

The programme will look at wellbeing across the educational spectrum: through Early Childhood, Primary and Post-Primary; it will empower participants to reflect on the diversity of perspectives relating to wellbeing in education though participation in face-to-face and online learning. Participants will engage with research pertaining to wellbeing and related areas and will be facilitated in the application of the various paradigms to their own settings. 

The M Ed draws on the specialist expertise at Mary Immaculate College in a variety of disciplines relating to wellbeing, including Physical Education; Social, Personal and Health Education; and Development Education. The importance of an integrated approach to wellbeing will be evident throughout the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Analysis and Reflection on Wellbeing 
  • Wellbeing into Education 
  • Wellbeing for Identity, Belonging and Citizenship and
  • Leadership of Wellbeing in Education 
  • Research Methods 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have at least a second class honours (2.2 minimum) primary degree (Level 8, NFQ) in a relevant or cognate discipline that incorporates a substantial education component.
  • It is expected that applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience as a teacher whose work incorporates a significant focus on wellbeing and related fields.
  • Places on the programme will be offered based on the above, viz. qualifications, performance at interview (if applicable), language proficiency level (if applicable), and application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8781 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8781 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4403 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4403 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 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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