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Leadership and Management in Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The M.Ed in Leadership and Management in Education offers participants the opportunity to undertake a general study of the theory and practice of educational leadership and management.

Overview

The course aims at enabling participants to understand and critique theories and practices of educational leadership and management in light of current research and professional experience. The integration of theory and practice is central to the course.

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for recognized teachers at primary, post-primary, and tertiary levels as well as for suitably qualified persons with an interest in educational leadership and management.

Structure

The course has a taught component and a research component. It may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The taught component comprises of four modules each including 20 hours of direct contact time. The dissertation year is research-based.

The full-time, one year option requires students to complete the taught modules as well as research-based dissertation.

The part-time option allows students to undertake the taught component over a one year or two year period, with a minimum of two modules in a year. This is followed by a one year research component. Each module generally requires students to attend classes on two weekends: Friday night and all day Saturday. Independent learning, at personal as well as group/collaborative level is actively encouraged.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Leadership and Management in Education: An Introduction (LMIE)
  • Leading and Managing Human Relations in Education (LMHR)
  • Leadership and Management in Education: Legal Issues (LMEL)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • 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:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honors degree and have at least three years experience in the field of education.

General requirement:
  • Two academic references (or where appropriate clinical referees)
  • Academic transcript(s) which must be certified by the issuing body
  • Certified copy of degree certificate(s)
  • A recognised certificate of English Language Competency
  • Any other qualifications that may be required

Tuition Fee

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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