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Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Welcome to MIC. Today, with 13 undergraduate degree programmes, a host of postgraduate programmes to doctoral level in Education and the Liberal Arts, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and numerous access and inclusion pathways, we are sure to have a programme for you.

Contact us now to find out how you can be part of Mary Immaculate College’s (MIC) vibrant and intellectually rigorous postgraduate community of over 100 PhD scholars and 250 Masters students.

Apply now for one of the diverse suite of programmes from graduate diploma to PhD level in the areas of the Liberal Arts and Education.  Full-time, part-time and distance learning taught and research programmes available.

Prosper with the support of the Research and Graduate School that provides postgraduate students with:

  • Innovative and creative learning environments
  • Supportive supervisory contexts
  • Graduate skills training
  • And a range of financial supports

Enquire below for programme details and application procedures

 

 

Degree of Master of Arts in Music Education (MA Mus.Ed.)

The Department of Arts Education and Physical Education in association with the Department of Music offer this specialised MA degree in Music Education. The degree involves an exploration of music teaching and learning processes from a range of social science perspectives and involves interdisciplinary studies in Education, Music and other related fields. Who the course…

Degree of Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education degree programme is a two-year, part-time programme presented through a combination of weekend study and independent study.  The programme covers theories, principles and practices in contemporary educational settings and is designed for all those interested in enhancing their professional knowledge, understandings and skills.  Teaching and learning methods include; lectures, workshops, presentations,…

Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies

This Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies is accredited by the University of Limerick and is delivered as a partnership between Middletown Centre for Autism and Mary Immaculate College. Middletown Centre for Autism is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland to promote excellence in the education…

Graduate Certificate in Middle Leadership and Mentoring in Primary and Post-Primary Settings

The innovative Graduate Certificate in Middle Leadership and Mentoring in Primary and Post-Primary Settings is a one-year, part-time programme providing an academic qualification for teachers in professional studies and will be offered by and located at MIC’s Thurles campus. Designed to suit teachers’ professional lives, the programme uses onsite and online lectures and tutorials. It…

Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Professional Studies in Education

There is now universal recognition that teachers’ professional learning needs to be supported throughout the professional lifespan. In its policy on the continuum of teacher education, the Teaching Council emphasises the importance of school-based enquiry by teachers, both individually and collaboratively with others as part of professional learning communities (Teaching Council, 2011). The Graduate Certificate/Diploma/MEd in…

Graduate Diploma / M.Ed. in Information and Communication Technologies in Primary Education

The Information and Communication Technologies course is designed to provide practicing primary teachers with a holistic approach to the use and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Primary School. Teachers will learn how to skilfully and creatively use ICT to support a wide variety of teaching and learning goals as well as…

Graduate Diploma / M.Ed. in Special Educational Needs

Combined Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuous Professional Development for teachers involved in Learning Support and Special Education This programme, which is organised by the Department of Special Education, is for Learning Support teachers, Resource Teachers, LS/RTs, teachers in Special Schools, qualified teachers who are designated Learning Support or Resource Teachers, and who spend a minimum…

M Ed in Religious Education

Mary Immaculate College is pleased to announce a new postgraduate programme—the Master of Education in Religious Education—which will explore the rich and complex academic discipline of Religious Education (RE). RE plays an important role in developing religious literacy, identity and imagination; promoting creative and critical thinking; offering a space for questioning and reflection; and fostering…

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management

Mary Immaculate College is pleased to announce a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (MEd ELM). This new Master’s programme grows from and extends Mary Immaculate College’s strong commitment to the principle of professional development in the education system. The MEd ELM aims to develop participants’ knowledge, skills, beliefs, values and professional practices…

MA in Applied Linguistics (On Campus; Blended; Online)

The course is aimed primarily at Language Teachers and other language professionals. The Masters in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, sociolinguistics, as well as specialist research…

MA in Christian Leadership in Education

The Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership in Education is an innovative postgraduate programme leading to a professional qualification. The degree is under the auspices of Mary Immaculate College and is awarded by the University of Limerick. The programme will help build much needed educational capacity, respond to the widespread desire for an authentic personal…

MA in Education and The Arts (META)

META has a collective arts approach. It is neither an integrated arts programme nor a programme in any specific discipline and will examine the issues, practices and theories that underpin music, visual arts, dance, drama and literature in education.

MA in Education and Well-being of the Older Person

This MA in Education one year part-time course is run by Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. Recognising that educational needs differ along the lifespan the  MA in Education and Well-being of the Older Person aims to address the largely unmet educational needs of older persons across different settings. This programme is timely and relevant addressing…

MA in European Thought and Culture

This programme aims to investigate the origins, nature and evolution of the main European intellectual movements. From the modern to the post-modern, the course will familiarise students with the main schools of thought which have shaped the European traditions and to explore their relevance to contemporary issues.

MA in History

This programme consists of six taught modules and a 20,000 word dissertation. Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory…

MA in Language and Literature

Aims of the Programme • To widen and deepen student’s knowledge and appreciation of English literature and contemporary critical theory • To familiarise students with traditional and modern technological sources for research in English literature • To equip students with the knowledge and skills required for doctoral studies • To enhance students’ career opportunities

MA in Local History

This programme is offered jointly by faculty from the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History, University of Limerick. The programme meets the needs of graduates in history, or in related disciplines (e.g. Irish studies, human geography, archaeology, anthropology) who wish to carry out historical research, especially in relation to a…

MA in Media Studies

The Master of Arts in Media Studies is an innovative programme offered by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and the University of Limerick. The programme takes place on both campuses and will run during the day time in 2015-16. Students can avail of the fine study and recreational facilities on the South Circular Road and in…

MA sa Ghaeilge

Is é is cuspóir don chúrsa múinte iarchéime seo ná freastal ar chéimithe Gaeilge a bhfuil caighdeán ard Gaeilge acu agus fonn orthu breis staidéir a dhéanamh ar theanga agus litríocht na Gaeilge. Cuirfidh mic léinn an chúrsa seo go mór lena gcuid eolais ar phríomhréimsí léinn na Gaeilge agus chomh maith leis sin beidh…

Master of Arts in STEM Education

The Master of Arts degree programme in STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is a two-year, part-time programme offering a focus on integrative and innovative approaches to STEM education through exploring socially responsive teaching and research informed by national and international developments in school and education settings. The programme is intended for teachers and…

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The programme consists of eight modules, plus attendance at a theological seminar, plus completion of a minor dissertation (15,000-20,000 words). The programme is taught over two academic years, with two modules and a seminar offered per semester. This will involve attendance at College, in addition to teaching by blended and distance learning.

Professional Diploma in Adult and Further Education

The Professional Diploma in Education (FE) is recognised by the Teaching Council as a professional teaching qualification for the Further Education sector. It should also be of interest to people working in other sectors in adult education and lifelong learning. Candidates will normally have a degree (or equivalent at Level 8) or a qualification at…

Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology

The Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (DECPsy) is a highly sought-after three-year, full-time professional training course for candidates interested in pursuing a career as an educational psychologist. This course will equip candidates with the necessary competencies to work in a range of autonomous and collaborative professional roles that are performed by educational psychologists (EPs)…

Professional Master of Education

The Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching) is a two-year, full-time Level 9 postgraduate professional teacher education programme designed to qualify graduates as primary teachers. A key element of the PME is practice-oriented inquiry where students interrogate experiences and forge new understandings, integrating educational theory and practice through structured reflection and research applications. The programme…

Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics

This doctoral programme in Applied Linguistics is a four-year fulltime programme which includes a combination of taught modules (in year 1 of the programme) and individual research, the principal component being the doctoral thesis. In tandem with the doctoral thesis, this programme aims to enhance the professional knowledge of language teachers and language professionals by…

Structured PhD in Education

The Structured PhD programme is a four year structured programme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific courses and generic skills and training. Modules are delivered during the week and weekends. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel. There is periodic assessment and guidance to ensure you complete…

Structured PhD Programme in Philosophy of Art and Culture

This is an exciting new inter-institutional structured PhD programme, developed collaboratively by the Philosophy departments at NUI Galway and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, with the Department of History at the University of Limerick. By blending expertise from the three partner institutions, this programme seeks to explore the philosophy of art and culture in an intellectually…

Structured PhD/M Ed in Literacy Education

The Structured PhD/M Ed in Literacy Education is a two-year Masters programme or a four-year Doctoral programme which endeavours to promote the development of research, critical thinking and communication skills within the context of the evolving nature of literacy in the twenty first century. In line with national and international recommendations, this programme seeks to…

Structured PhD/Masters in International Development Education and Practice

This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropic institutions, and consultancy firms engaged in international development practice. The programme will create a cohort of international educators and practitioners with the capacity to analyse and scrutinise some of the most chronic developmental problems…

Arts by Thesis & Research

Mary Immaculate College faculty offer academic leadership and postgraduate supervision within the traditional range of Arts research fields. Prospective Postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for Research proposals with the respective Departments Heads or other faculty as appropriate. English Language and Literature French…

Christian Leadership in Education

The Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership in Education is an innovative postgraduate programme leading to a professional qualification. The degree is under the auspices of Mary Immaculate College and is awarded by the University of Limerick. The programme will help build much needed educational capacity, respond to the widespread desire for an authentic personal…

Education - Information & Communication Technology in Primary Education

Primary Education with the possibility of a further year for a Masters Degree (M.Ed.). Entry to the Masters Programme depends on the achievement of a specified minimum QCA in the Graduate Diploma. It then involves attending one taught module in Research Methods and undertaking a substantial dissertation on an approved topic. The course is jointly…

Education - Music Education

The Department of Arts Education and Physical Education in association with the Department of Music offer this specialised MA degree in Music Education. The degree involves an exploration of music teaching and learning processes from a range of social science perspectives and involves interdisciplinary studies in Education, Music and other related fields. Who the course…

Education - Special Education

This programme, which is organised by the Department of Special Education, is for Learning Support teachers, Resource Teachers, LS/RTs, teachers in Special Schools, qualified teachers who are designated Learning Support or Resource Teachers, and who spend a minimum of 12 hours per week with students who need learning support or special education. Teachers employed by…

Education - STEM Education

The Master of Arts degree programme in STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is a two-year, part-time programme offering a focus on integrative and innovative approaches to STEM education through exploring socially responsive teaching and research informed by national and international developments in school and education settings. The programme is intended for teachers and…

Educational Leadership & Management

Mary Immaculate College is pleased to announce a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (MEd ELM). This new Masters programme grows from and extends Mary Immaculate Colleges strong commitment to the principle of professional development in the education system. The MEd ELM aims to develop participants knowledge, skills, beliefs, values and professional practices…

European Thought & Culture

This programme aims to investigate the origins, nature and evolution of the main European intellectual movements. From the modern to the post-modern, the course will familiarise students with the main schools of thought which have shaped the European traditions and to explore their relevance to contemporary issues.

German Language & Culture in Europe

This new taught masters programme is run jointly by the School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, University of Limerick, and the Department of German Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Uniquely among the MA programmes in German Studies currently on offer at Irish universities, this MA programme takes account of recent changes in Irelands economic…

Graduate Certificate / Diploma / Masters in Professional Studies in Education

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education is a one-year part-time programme providing an academic qualification for teachers in professional studies. Designed to suit teachers’ professional lives, the programme uses onsite and online lectures and tutorials. It will provide a link between teacher practice, theory and policy, prioritising reflective practice and teacher research as…

Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies

The one-year Level 9 Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies is accredited by the University of Limerick and is delivered as a partnership between Mary Immaculate College and Middletown Centre for Autism. Taught in five modules, the programme uses combination of face-to-face and online teaching methods. The modules are taught by experienced professionals from both MIC…

Graduate Certificate in Middle Leadership and Mentoring in Primary and Post-Primary Settings

The innovative Graduate Certificate in Middle Leadership and Mentoring in Primary and Post-Primary Settings is a one-year, part-time programme providing an academic qualification for teachers in professional studies and will be offered by and located at MIC’s Thurles campus. Designed to suit teachers’ professional lives, the programme uses onsite and online lectures and tutorials. It…

Graduate Diploma / M Ed in Adult and Further Education

The Graduate Diploma in Adult and Further Education is a one-year full-time programme providing an academic qualification for teachers in adult and further education. The programme is recognised by the Teaching Council as a professional teaching qualification for the Further Education sector and will enhance participants’ knowledge and skills with modules focused on the theory…

History

This programme consists of six taught modules and a 20,000 word dissertation. Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory…

Local History

This programme is offered jointly by faculty from the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History, University of Limerick. The programme meets the needs of graduates in history, or in related disciplines (e.g. Irish studies, human geography, archaeology, anthropology) who wish to carry out historical research, especially in relation to a…

M Ed in Leadership of Wellbeing in Education

he promotion of wellbeing is gaining an increased profile in many settings including education. Hence the importance and relevance of the new M Ed in Leadership of Wellbeing in Education programme in Mary Immaculate College. This two-year part-time Level 9 programme will provide participants with the skills to assume leadership positions in the promotion of…

M Ed in Religious Education

This two-year, part-time M Ed in Religious Education will provide an opportunity for advanced study in the foundations, pedagogies, critical perspectives, contemporary issues and research in the field of religious education; enabling participants to reflect critically and creatively on the application of these insights to a variety of educational contexts. The programme, designed for teachers and…

M Oid san Oideachas Lán-Ghaeilge & Gaeltachta

Príomhghnéithe Sainaithníodh in go leor staidéar dúshláin a bhíonn le sárú chun oideachas lán-Ghaeilge agus Gaeltachta a chur i bhfeidhm go rathúil, go háirithe dúshláin a bhaineann le sealbhú na tumtheanga agus leis an gcleachtas oideolaíoch. Idir uathúil agus chasta atá an bonn eolais agus na scileanna oideolaíocha atá ag teastáil do sheomraí ranga an…

MA in Applied Linguistics

The course is aimed primarily at Language Teachers and other language professionals. The Masters in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, sociolinguistics, as well as specialist research…

MA in Education and the Arts (META)

META takes a collective arts approach. This two-year part-time programme is neither an integrated arts programme nor a programme in any specific discipline. Students examine a range of practices in arts education in primary, secondary and other educational contexts; scrutinising practices in music, visual arts, drama, dance, literature and film education. They interrogate the theories…

MA in STEM Education

The Master of Arts degree programme in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education is a two-year, part-time programme offering a focus on integrative and innovative approaches to STEM education through exploring socially responsive teaching and research informed by national and international developments in school and education settings. Key Features Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics…

MA sa Ghaeilge

Is is cuspir don chrsa minte iarchime seo n freastal ar chimithe Gaeilge a bhfuil caighden ard Gaeilge acu agus fonn orthu breis staidir a dhanamh ar theanga agus litrocht na Gaeilge. Cuirfidh mic linn an chrsa seo go mr lena gcuid eolais ar phromhrims linn na Gaeilge agus chomh maith leis sin beidh seans…

Masters of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education degree programme is a two-year, part-time programme presented through a combination of weekend study and independent study. The programme covers theories, principles and practices in contemporary educational settings and is designed for all those interested in enhancing their professional knowledge, understandings and skills. Teaching and learning methods include; lectures, workshops, presentations,…

Media Studies

The Master of Arts in Media Studies is an innovative programme offered by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and the University of Limerick. The programme takes place on both campuses and will run during the day time in 2015-16. Students can avail of the fine study and recreational facilities on the South Circular Road and in…

Modern English Literature

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree programme in Modern English Literature since September 2002. This programme is designed for full-time students and we normally accept ten students each year. The cap on numbers ensures close personal tuition. Part-time students may also…

Philosophy of Art & Culture - Structured

This is an exciting new inter-institutional structured PhD programme, developed collaboratively by the Philosophy departments at NUI Galway and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, with the Department of History at the University of Limerick. By blending expertise from the three partner institutions, this programme seeks to explore the philosophy of art and culture in an intellectually…

Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology

The Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (DECPsy) is a highly sought-after three-year, full-time professional training course for candidates interested in pursuing a career as an educational psychologist. This course will equip candidates with the necessary competencies to work in a range of autonomous and collaborative professional roles that are performed by educational psychologists (EPs)…

Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching)

The Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching) is a two-year, full-time Level 9 postgraduate professional teacher education programme designed to qualify graduates as primary teachers. A key element of the PME is practice-oriented inquiry where students interrogate experiences and forge new understandings, integrating educational theory and practice through structured reflection and research applications. The programme…

Structured PhD / M Ed in Literacy Education

The Structured PhD/M Ed in Literacy Education is a two-year Masters programme or a four-year Doctoral programme which endeavours to promote the development of research, critical thinking and communication skills within the context of the evolving nature of literacy in the twenty first century. In line with national and international recommendations, this programme seeks to…

Structured PhD / MA in International Development Education and Practice

This Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice will train generalist practitioners and educators by combining a range of teaching and learning approaches developed by a cohort of experts from academia, policy making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The format of the programme will allow those in full-time employment to take the course on a…

Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics

This doctoral programme in Applied Linguistics is a four-year, full-time programme which includes a combination of taught modules (in Year 1 of the programme) and individual research, the principal component being the doctoral thesis. In tandem with the doctoral thesis, this programme aims to enhance the professional knowledge of language teachers and language professionals by…

Structured PhD in Education

The Structured PhD in Education is a programme designed in line with best international practice in doctoral education and research and share classes with students from a diverse backgrounds in education and related interdisciplinary fields including sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. Key Features A team of renowned academics will deliver innovative master classes and international…

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