Master of Arts (MA) in Education

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Programme Type: Master of Arts

Next Intake: To be announced

NFQ: Level 9
ECTS: 90

Academic Validation: pending QQI validation

Duration: 2 years

About the
MA in Education

Pending validation, we intend to offer a Master of Arts (MA) in Education, Level 9 programme worth 90 ECTS credits.

The Master of Education (MEd) will be a two-year, part-time programme, designed to meet the growing demand for flexible postgraduate training in education. 

It is relevant to teachers and allied professionals working in a range of settings and sectors, including early childhood, primary and post-primary education, further education, health and social care, policy development and community and voluntary sectors.  

Entry Requirements

The programme will have a minimum entry requirement of a Pass, or equivalent, in a bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8. Learners on this programme will originate from cognate disciplines. 

Pending validation

Educational Leadership, Management and Administration in a Changing World (Core) 

Education and Social Policy (Core) 

Education in the Era of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Core) 

Choose one from the following four: 

  • Universal Design for Learning (Elective) 
  • Early Childhood Education (Elective) 
  • Wellbeing in Education (Elective)  
  • Digital Education (Elective) 

Educational Research Methods (Core) 

Educational Research Project (Core) 

If you have any questions, please contact our Enrolment team at +353 (0)1 661 0168 (press 2) between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday to Friday. You are also welcome to email

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Our dedicated faculty are mentors and leaders who bring their rich experience to the learning environment at Hibernia College. They are educators, practitioners and active researchers. Common among all our faculty is their focus on students.

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Are you curious about studying at Hibernia College? Former PME students share their reasons for choosing Hibernia College, their prior experience, research and careers. ‘As a mother and mature student, the course’s flexibility and the use of blended learning made it possible for me to balance my studies with taking care of my family.’ – Therese Barrett