School Guidance Counselling, M.Ed.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5300
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MEd (School Guidance and Counselling) degree is designed to advance the professional development of school Guidance Counsellors and builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance and Counselling (PGDSGC). This one-year programme involves participation in regular research-support seminars and consultation with supervisors towards the completion of a thesis of 25,000 words.
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About

The MEd School Guidance Counselling degree is designed to advance the professional development of school Guidance Counsellors and builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling (PGDSGC). This one year programme involves participation in regular research-support seminars and consultation with supervisors towards the completion of a thesis.

Career Options

This MEd SGC builds on the PGDSGC (Post Graduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling) and aims to advance school-based Guidance Counsellors’ professional development. The programme is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Centre for Guidance in Education as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

Accreditation

National University of Ireland.

Programme Structure

The MEd School Guidance Counselling is assessed through the thesis only.

Course Duration: 1 year Part-time

Compulsory

  • Yes

Module

  • DISSERTATION

Code

  • EDG603

Credits

  • 30

Semester

  • 1 and 2

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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: 585

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 95

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Entry is restricted to applicants who have successfully completed all courses in the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance and Counselling (PGDSGC) or equivalent, with a grade of at least Second Class Honours, grade 1 standard. Applicants are expected to submit a thesis proposal of no less than 2,500 words that identifies a research issue, situates the problem in scholarly literature(s), and proposes a plan of research. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
  • TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
  • TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
  • PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 5300 EU/EEA

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