Leadership and Inclusion, M.Ed. | Part time | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
24 months
6960 EUR/year
3540 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Leadership and Inclusion programme at the University College Dublin is to bring together two strands of postgraduate education for teachers which, traditionally have been offered very separately.


It aims to combine the development of leadership skills with the enhancement of an inclusive mindset for aspiring school leaders. It aims to place the organisational aspects of inclusive education at the centre of organisational development and, hence, school development. It aims to place the effective inclusion of pupils, who are potentially vulnerable to exclusion, at the centre of overall school effectiveness.  Such vulnerability can arise on the grounds of (dis)ability, or social, cultural or linguistic backgrounds or other minority status.

It aims to familiarise students with the latest national and international research in relation to Leadership Education and Inclusive Education.

Careers & Employability

The Leadership and Inclusion programme at the University College Dublin has the potential to further the careers of a range of educators, including mainstream class teachers, special education teachers and both current and aspiring school leaders.

It will enhance recruitment opportunities with a range of agencies that support schools.

 It will further the careers of Special Education Teachers, enabling them to perform a co-ordinating and managerial role in relation to provision for pupils with Additional Educational Needs in schools.

It will enable SET teachers to apply for national and regional roles within the National Council for Special Education (NCSE), including, but not confined to, the roles of Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENOs) and Visiting Teachers providing consultative services to schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School Leadership for Quality Teaching and Learning
  • Inclusion and Equality in Education
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Inclusive Education for Pupils with AEN
  • Inclusive Teachers; Inclusive Classrooms
  • Leading a Learning Organisation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised





Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8 or International equivalent) is required and esxperience in teaching contexts.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5  (no band less than 6 in each element) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6960 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6960 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.

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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