Course Description

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 (STEM) Education plays an important role in developing STEM-related literacies, in promoting creative and critical thinking and in advancing problem-solving skills.

The programme is intended for teachers and educators who want to develop their skills as they critique, investigate, and disseminate new approaches to STEM education and become STEM leaders in their workplaces. The variety of experiences provided in the programme will build competency and knowledge in STEM education-related research and will be framed within a primary education context. It will be delivered predominantly using face-to-face and some blended learning components.


Benefits of studying for an MA in STEM Education:

  • Provides an introduction to the foundations, pedagogies, curriculum, research, and contemporary issues in each of the STEM education disciplines
  • Increases teaching efficacy in STEM subjects and in integrated STEM approaches
  • Explores approaches to enhance the creativity of STEM students and broaden interest in STEM fields
  • Allows learners to gain insights into strategies that support STEM learning such as hands-on learning experiences and inquiry-based pedagogy
  • Gives the opportunity to experience how to better connect STEM to everyday life through community initiatives and out-of-school STEM programmes
  • Develops awareness of how to spark, sustain, and extend young people’s interest, augment understandings, and commitment to STEM

The STEM Education Department prepares teachers to draw on technology enhanced learning to support the development of pedagogies in all curriculum subjects, to utilise a range of innovative teaching and learning modalities and to become future leaders in STEM education in their schools.

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategorySTEM Education, Education & Teaching
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Course Duration2 year part time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsEntry Requirements Applicants should be holders of a First or upper Second class Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant or cognate discipline and/or have evidence of relevant experience and extensive prior learning in the discipline. English Language Requirements Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.
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South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 VN26

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