Leadership and Management in Education

Trinity College Dublin

12 months
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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.


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.


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)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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



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Leadership and Management in Education
Trinity College Dublin