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Mary Immaculate College

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

Mary Immaculate College deliver Higher Learning, Postgraduate, Masters courses for those eager to continue their education.

As a postgraduate at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) you will be part of a vibrant community of over 100 PhD researchers and 250 Masters students. Our postgraduate programmes are central to the College’s mission: to foster the intellectual, spiritual, and professional development of students through excellence in teaching, learning and research in a range of disciplines in Arts and Education.

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) realises that financial support structures for students undertaking postgraduate research at our college are critical in attracting world-class students to our campus. To this end, MIC offers numerous forms of financial support to postgraduate researchers including a Doctoral Award (PhD in Arts or Education), an MIC Doctoral Studentship, an MIC Postgraduate Award, numerous departmental Assistantships, Presidents Scholarships and Special Awards.

Students pursuing research postgraduate degrees in Arts or Education are eligible to apply for MIC awards. These are available on a competitive basis and at the discretion of the College.

Typically, awards provide a subsistence bursary for the normal registration period of benefiting students, and in some cases also off-set tuition fees.

For further information on Mary Immaculate College’s postgraduate programmes please enquire below.

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…

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…

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)…

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.

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…

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…

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 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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 - 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…

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 - 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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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