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Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The Masters of Education programme at University of Limerick is designed to develop students’ professional autonomy as both learners and practitioners with a strong focus on inquiry learning and the integration of theory, practice and research.

Overview

Program Details

The Masters of Education programme at University of Limerick is designed to develop students’ professional autonomy as both learners and practitioners with a strong focus on inquiry learning and the integration of theory, practice and research.

The Masters of Education programme at University of Limerick is designed to develop students’ professional autonomy as both learners and practitioners with a strong focus on inquiry learning and the integration of theory, practice and research. Core taught modules will introduce the student to the, contemporary issues in education, postgraduate academic community and support the student in conducting high quality, ethical research. All students will share four core modules and develop a specialism through a thesis and two associated elective strand modules. 

An original research thesis must be completed as part of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues : Perspectives on Learning,Teaching and Assessment
  • Academic Writing and Inquiry
  • Contemporary Issues : Perspectives on Educational Policy and Practice
  • Specialist Module 
  • Advanced Research Methods : Research Design
  • Specialist Module 
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An appropriate degree or equivalent recognised by the University of Limerick (NQAI - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). An honours primary bachelor’s degree or equivalent (2.1 or 2.2 honours) in a relevant or appropriate subject. 
  • Relevant educational experience in primary, post-primary, adult, further, higher education or other relevant professional educational experiences [minimum = 1 year] is required. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12469 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12469 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5580 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5580 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.

Funding

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