24 months
4662 EUR/year
2337 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree programme in STEM Education from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick  is a two-year, part-time programme offering a focus on integrative and innovative approaches to STEM education through exploring socially responsive teaching and research informed by national and international developments in school and education settings.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education plays an important role in developing STEM-related literacies, in promoting creative and critical thinking and in advancing problem-solving skills.

The Master of Arts degree programme in STEM Education from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick is intended for teachers and educators who want to develop their skills as they critique, investigate, and disseminate new approaches to STEM education and become STEM leaders in their workplaces. The variety of experiences provided in the programme will build competency and knowledge in STEM education-related research and will be framed within a primary education context. It will be delivered using face-to-face and some blended learning components.

Benefits of studying for an MA in STEM Education:

  • Provides an introduction to the foundations, pedagogies, curriculum, research, and contemporary issues in each of the STEM education disciplines
  • Increases teaching efficacy in STEM subjects and in integrated STEM approaches
  • Explores approaches to enhance the creativity of STEM students and broaden interest in STEM fields
  • Allows learners to gain insights into strategies that support STEM learning such as hands-on learning experiences and inquiry-based pedagogy
  • Gives the opportunity to experience how to better connect STEM to everyday life through community initiatives and out-of-school STEM programmes
  • Develops awareness of how to spark, sustain, and extend young people’s interest, augment understandings, and commitment to STEM

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Key Paradigms in STEM Education
  • Critical Perspectives and Policy in STEM Education
  • Expanding the Boundaries of STEM
  • STEM: Communications and Industry
  • Expanding the Boundaries of STEM
  • Principles and Practice in Research and Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should be holders of a First or upper Second class Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant or cognate discipline and/or have evidence of relevant experience and extensive prior learning in the discipline. 
  • Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4662 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9325 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2337 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4675 EUR for the full programme 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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