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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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32 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
Master 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
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Health Sciences Education (P.Grad.Dip)

The MSc in CHSE offers suitably qualified health care practitioners an opportunity to develop their skills in teaching, assessment, curriculum design, development, evaluation and research. The student teachers on this course learn these skills in both stimulated and professional practice contexts which are underpinned by the philosophy of interdisciplinary learning. This results in teachers who are thoughtful, critical and more importantly prepared for the challenges of teaching within higher education.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
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.A. Digital Media Development in Education

This programme is intended to service the next step in successful ICT implementation in schools, that of supporting teachers in the use of ICT in teaching. It is intended to broaden the intake to include participants that are not qualified teachers.

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
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 (eLearning)

The MSc. in Education and Training Management (eLearning) is a two-year part-time programme. Current participants on the programme are drawn from the widely varying fields of education (primary, post-primary, third level, adult education), corporate training, industry, health, professional organisations, NGO's, government departments and state agencies.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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. 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
M.Sc. Science Education

The Graduate Certificate/Diploma/M.Sc. in Science Education provides an opportunity for the participants to study the area of science education at postgraduate level. This programme is offered on a part-time basis, with attendance required on campus one afternoon and evening per week.

Faculty of Science and Health
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. The first group of 30 teachers graduated in 2002 with the MEd(Sc) degree. In 2004, following the introduction of the Biology syllabus, the course was expanded to cater for the needs of Biology teachers. To date, over 200 science teachers have graduated with this degree.

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

The Graduate Diploma/M.Sc in Education and Training Management programme consists of two strands: Leadership and E-Learning. The programme is currently run on a part-time basis over two academic years. The programme may be offered on a full-time basis over one academic year.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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. Educational Mentoring

The programme is an attractive pathway of accreditation to develop the teacher as a lifelong learner, a caring and extended professional within a school-university partnership.

Faculty of Education and Health 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. The course employs a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including problem based learning and micro-teaching sessions.

School of Education
Master Professional Master of Education

As a teacher in a second-level school, it is the quality of the relationships that you form with your students that will define their experience of school and encourage, enlighten and challenge them to achieve the highest standards possible for themselves. Without doubt schools in Ireland are now defined by a diversity of races, faiths, cultures, social and economic backgrounds.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
M.A. Child, Family and Community Studies

This programme 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
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