Master's Degrees in Education in Ireland

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Studying Education

Education is the science or art of teaching and training, focusing on the efficient methods teachers apply in the education process in a formal setting (kinder garden, school, high-school, etc.). Closely connected with pedagogy, most frequently an education programme prepares graduates from this degree in becoming a teacher.

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36 Education Master's degrees in Ireland

M.Ed. MEd (Modular) EU Applicants only

The M.Ed degree is a modularised programme and can be attained through a credit accumulation process.The focus being on the continuing professional development of teachers at all levels of education. Students can design their own special programme from the available modules to suit their own professional specialisation, research areas and personal interests.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
M.Ed. Physical Education

The Professional Master of Education in Physical Education is a full-time two-year initial teacher education to prepare graduates for a professional teaching qualification in physical education. Graduates will be skilled in designing instructionally aligned, evidence-based physical education programs. 

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
M.A. Play Therapy (MA)

This programme is a postgraduate clinical training in Play Therapy. It aims to equip practitioners with the advanced knowledge and clinical capability that would match international standards of best practice within the Play Therapy profession.

Social & General Studies
M.Sc. Nursing (Education)

The Nursing (Education) course at University College Dublin will build on your existing knowledge and skills within nursing and will prepare you to teach this subject in the clinical and classroom setting. Possessing this enhanced level of expertise will enable you to become a valuable member of the team that supports students who are undertaking both undergraduate and specialist programmes.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Education and Training Management (eLearning)

The MSc in Education and Training Management (eLearning) at Dublin City University has been designed to meet the needs of participants from the widely varying fields of Education (primary, post-primary, further, higher and adult education), Industry, Health, Community, Creative Arts, NGOs, Governmental  Departments and State Agencies.

Institute of Education
M.Sc. Child Protection and Welfare

The M.Sc. comprises a series of lectures/seminars on organisational change and development, evaluation research methodology and related issues, entailing attendance at College approximately two days per month over the academic year.

School of Social Work and Social Policy
M.Ed. Education (Languages)

The Professional Master of Education (Languages) programme is designed to provide graduates with a professional qualification in language teaching. Graduates will become post-primary teachers of two of the following languages: French, German, Irish, Japanese, Spanish.

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
M.Ed. Additional Support Needs

M.Ed.(Additional Support Needs) programme is to develop and enhance participants’ knowledge of discourse, policy and best practice for persons with disabilities and additional needs, whether in mainstream, special education, clinical or other settings.

UCD School of Education
M.Ed. Master of Education

The Master of Education at Dublin City University is designed for educators who wish to pursue in-depth study in education for both professional and personal development. This programme offers the opportunity to educators to expand their knowledge within a special option.

Institute of Education
M.Ed. Education (Business)

This is a two-year full-time course of study designed to enable business graduates to become second level teachers of business subjects.  Successful candidates are recognised to teach business subjects across a range of areas including second level education, further education and community settings.

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Technology and Learning (PgDip)

The course aims to meet the needs of 21st century learners, teachers, instructors and researchers in the context of the emerging Knowledge Society, by providing its students with the opportunity to participate in a research led Masters programme exploring the integration of learning and technology. The focus for the students is on technology mediated transformative learning experiences.

School of Computer Science and Statistics
Master Education (M.Ed.)

This course is aimed at professional practitioners or those with an interest in education who wish to deepen their understanding of this field. The course also aims to develop skills in the field of educational research (both numerical and non-numerical methods).

School of Education
Postgraduate Diploma Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, Specialist Diploma

The overarching objective of the Specialist Diploma in Teaching Learning and Scholarship is to align with the professional activities of early career academics and doctoral candidates in order to provide an accredited programme for developing high level, evidence-based competence in teaching, learning, scholarship and innovation in higher education settings.

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
M.Ed. Education

The Master of Education (MEd) is a newly-designed, two-year, part-time, modular postgraduate programme. With participants from a wide range of educational contexts and disciplines, the MEd offers a dynamic learning environment that aims to foster collaborative learning. 

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
M.A. Art & Design Education

This innovative programme offers the specific award of Master of Arts in Art and Design Education. The programme is aimed at art educators working within a wide range of educational sectors who are interested in further developing their knowledge and skills in the area of visual arts education.

Art, Design & Media
Master Science Education

The Masters Degree in Science Education, University College Cork was initiated in October 2000 to coincide with the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate syllabi in physics and chemistry. 

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Education and Training Management (Leadership)

Participants in the Education and Training Management (Leadership) programme at Dublin City University come from all levels of the education system (primary, post-primary, adult and community, and third level) as well as from industry, the health sector, state agencies, and community organizations.

Institute of Education
M.Ed. Adult and Community Education

The MEd in Adult and Community Education is particularly suited to those who are seeking ways of understanding the connections between theoretical frameworks and the assumptions that underpin their work practices. 

M.Ed. Education

The Master of Education course is designed for primary and post-primary teachers, aspiring and existing leaders, early childhood educators, and other students and professionals interested in the field of educational studies. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional practice and the field of education as an academic discipline.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Ed. Co-operative Learning Specialism

This programme provides a new approach to classroom management in the Mixed Ability setting. It provides teaching methodologies that allow all students ' from the exceptionally able to pupils with special educational needs - to learn at a level suited to their needs and abilities. It enhances teaching and learning in the classroom, reduces stress, increases enjoyment, motivation, achievement and attendance.

School of Education
M.Ed. Education - Higher Education Specialism

The course is designed to support academics who are new to teaching in higher education and more experienced colleagues who wish to develop and enrich their own practice. Participants will be involved in practice focused workshops and seminars, interactive learning environments and the use of blended learning methodologies.

School of Education
M.A. Child, Family and Community Studies

This Child, Family and Community Studies programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology will be of interest to graduates of early education, social care, psychology, sociology, community studies and related disciplines, as well as professionals in the broad social services delivery area (example, social work, youth work, teaching,community work, early education, family support work).

Postgraduate Admissions
Master Master in Religion and Education (Post Primary)

This Master in Religion and Education (Post Primary) at Dublin City University is designed to meet the professional needs of second level teachers. It provides a grounding in research methodology and contemporary issues in Education and Religious Education and offers students the opportunity to specialise. 

Institute of Education
M.Sc. Child and Youth Studies

The MA in Child and Youth Studies aims to equip highly competent and motivated child and youth workers and graduates of cognate disciplines with the knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders in the profession and to advance the field to internationally accepted standards of best practice. The programme has both a theoretical and practice-based focus.

M.A. Education

The MA in Education degree course provides graduates who have academic, professional or personal interests in education with an opportunity to pursue these through study and research at postgraduate level.

UCD School of Education