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The contribution of St Mary’s to the continuous professional development of teachers consists of a menu of courses which includes accredited Summer School short courses and which contribute to one of the following awards:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies (PgCertEd)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies (PgDipEd)
  • Master of Education (MEd)

Quality Assurance

In November 2001 the Masters level provision in St Mary’s University College was the subject of scrutiny by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The subject review was carried out during the period 5-8 November 2001.  We are delighted to inform you that St Mary’s received maximum scores in all areas of provision and thus the maximum overall score of 24 points was awarded. This is an outstanding achievement and one that is not common. The result of the review is a clear recognition of the high quality of provision offered by St Mary’s University Colleges Masters level programme. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has therefore approved our Masters level programme and commended it for its quality and excellence and for its contribution to the education profession. We are proud to add this seal of approval to our excellent existing track record.

Features of the Programme

  • Study is on a part-time basis
  • It is a modular programme
  • Flexible study
  • Students have up to five years to complete the programme
  • There are no formal written examinations
  • Assessment is by coursework
  • Credit transfer may be available for previous study
  • Accreditation for non-Masters level qualifications may be available through a bridging process.

Specialist Options

The following specialist options are available for students studying for the award of MEd or PgDipEd:

  • Curriculum Development and Primary Education
  • Early Years Education
  • Educational Management and School Organisation
  • English and Literacy in the Curriculum
  • Irish and Irish-Medium Education
  • Pastoral Issues
  • Reflective Learning
  • Special Education

Further Information and Application Procedure

Find out more about the MEd Programme.

View the course summary.

View details of how to apply to the MEd Programme at St Mary’s.